Three Metro council positions up for grabs in May election


The most crowded contest is in the Fifth District, which includes north and northwest Portland, downtown, all of southwest Portland north of Highway 26, and all of Northeast Portland north of Interstate 84 and west of 122nd Avenue. Current Councilor Rex Burkholder is prevented by term limits from running again.

The candidates are Sam Chase, Michael Durrow, Terry Parker, Brad Perkins and Helen Ying, with Chase, Ying and Perkins presumed to be the frontrunners, in that order. If none of the candidates gets more than 50 percent of the May 15 primary election vote, the two top finishers will face off in the November general election.

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