Government, politics, Salem

County commissioners appoint Nathan Sosa to vacant House District 30 seat

The Washington County Board of commissioners voted Monday afternoon to appoint Nathan Sosa to fill the remaining 11 months of former State Representative Janeen Sollman, who vacated the seat after her appointment to Senate District 15 in January, replacing former Sen. Chuck Riley, who resigned his seat to retire. 

The vote was 3 - 2 in favor of Sosa, with two commissioners—Nafisa Fai and Pam Treece—voting for Lamar Wise. 

Three people were vying for the seat before the commissioners Monday, including Barry Johnson Smith, Sosa, and Wise. 

The three were selected by a vote of the Democratic Party of Oregon Precinct Committee Persons (PCPs) in House District 30. Sosa received 58 votes, Wise 29, and Smith 2 votes and were submitted to the county. 

Sosa is running for his party's nod to advance to the General Election in November; Sosa filed Monday, January 24 for the office, according . . .

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