For the first time in a decade, there’s an open seat on Portland’s City Council. Longtime Portland City Commissioner Dan Saltzman announced this week that he won’t seek re-election next year.
Saltzman, 63, has served on the City Council since 1998.
"By presenting an open seat, I'm hoping that other people who've always thought they have something to contribute might indeed step up," he said.
Here’s a shortlist of local politicians who could be contenders for the seat, and what they said when asked if they intend to run.
Jo Ann Hardesty