Elections, politics, Washington County

Two candidates vie for open seat in Portland Community College Zone 7 race

A 24-hour ballot drop site at the Banks Public Library. Photo: Chas Hundley

Two candidates running for the Portland Community College Board of Directors open elected seat for the Zone 7 position, which encompasses far west Washington County and parts of northwestern Columbia County, have a similar passion for guiding people into careers through a community college education but differing experiences in life and work.

Both have gained support and endorsements from local elected officials and current and past PCC employees and board members.

Neither candidate -- Reiko Mia Williams of Portland, principal of Sabin Elementary School since 2016, former assistant principal at Rosa Parks Elementary, and former manager of family and community engagement with Portland Public Schools, nor Kristi Wilson of Hillsboro, the city . . .

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