Wheeler will officially announce for reelection Monday

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Portland mayor had previously told the Portland Tribune he would announce for reelection after Labor Day

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler at City Hall, August 6, 2019 (KOIN)

PORTLAND, Ore. (PORTLAND TRIBUNE) — Mayor Ted Wheeler will announce for reelection on Monday, Oct. 14.

Wheeler will make the announcement at 6 p.m. at Uncorked Studios in Southwest Portland. His campaign said he will be joined by supporters, including Commissioner Nick Fish, State Representative Janelle Bynum, Metro Council President Lynn Peterson, Portland Business Alliance CEO Andrew Hoan, Columbia Pacific Building and Construction Trades Council Executive Secretary Treasurer Willy Myers, and Uncorked Studios Founder and CEO Marcelino Alvarez.

Wheeler’s campaign emailed a press release about the event to local media on Friday and asked that it be embargoed until 6 p.m. Monday. But it also posted a letter about his accomplishments on his campaign website, prompting some outlets to break the embargo, which said, “So I’m here, and I’m ready to keep going for these next four years.”

Only one other candidate has filed for mayor with the City Auditors Office, neighborhood organizer and Wayfinding Academy faculty member Sarah Iannarone. Four other candidates have publicly declared for the office. They include Teressa Raiford and Ozzie Gonzalez, an architect and TriMet board member.

Wheeler previously told the Portland Tribune in May that he would announce for reelection after Labor Day.  You can find that story here.

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