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Kafoury enlists big-name supporters
Former Multnomah County Commissioner Deborah Kafoury unveiled an A list of endorsements Thursday in her campaign for Multnomah County chair.
Kafoury has won the backing of Gov. John Kitzhaber, former Gov. Barbara Roberts, former County Chair Bev Stein, and four of the five members of the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners, which she hopes to lead: Marissa Madrigal, interim chair; Commissioners Judy Shiprack and Loretta Smith; and interim commissioner (and Kafourys hand-picked replacement) Liesl Wendt.
So far, Kafourys only serious challenger is Jim Francesconi, a former Portland city commissioner. But filing deadline isnt until March for the May election.