Jo Ann Hardesty Is the First Black Woman Elected to Portland City Council

November 13, 2018 / Sabrina Balderama

Willamette Week

By Rachel Monahan

November 6, 2018

Former legislator Jo Ann Hardesty will become the first black woman elected to Portland City Council.

"I am proud to say this is the Portland I thought it was," Hardesty said in a speech shortly after the initial returns rolled in. "I thought this was a city of compassionate people. People who thought we could do better than jail cells for people who are homeless."

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