Participation in the 2022 Elections

This is information that is uniquely related to the 2022 Elections

In 2022, two City Council seats are up for election: Commissioner #2 and Commissioner #3. The Auditor’s seat is also up for election.

To see the full list of candidates who have filed for office and will appear on the Primary Election ballot, click here.

Here are the candidates from the three elections who have filed to run under Small Donor Elections. And below are the candidates who have been certified, meaning that they will receive City Matching Funds, because they have collected at least 250 donations from verified Portland residents and met all other qualifying criteria: Candidates have until January 28, 2022 to apply for certification.

Commissioner #2: Commissioner Dan Ryan filed a Notice of Intent on October 20, 2021. Fmr. Representative Akasha Lawrence Spence filed a Notice of Intent on November 9, 2021. Jamila Dozier filed a Notice of Intent on November 11, 2021.

Candidates certified:

Commissioner #3: Rene Gonzalez filed a Notice of Intent on August 31, 2021. Vadim Mozyrsky filed a Notice of Intent on September 29, 2021. Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty filed a Notice of Intent on October 1, 2021.

Candidates certified: Commissioner Hardesty was certified on December 3, 2021. Vadim Mozyrsky was certified on December 6, 2021.

Matchable Donations: Here is the most recent list of donations that our office has matched for candidates running for this position.

Auditor: No active Notices of Intent have been filed as of December 8, 2021. Auditor Mary Hull Caballero filed a Notice of Intent on August 6, 2021, but then withdrew it on October 23, 2021. 

Candidates certified:

Other candidates may have announced publicly that they are running for office or may have filed their paperwork with the state. But in order to run under Small Donor Elections, candidates must file a Notice of Intent form with our office. The deadline for filing the Notice of Intent is 11:59 pm on January 7th, 2022.

If you or someone you know is considering being a candidate in any of the 2022 elections for City Office, please contact us to schedule a training. The trainings are completely confidential. They give potential candidates the information they need to consider whether small-donor matching would work for them. Our office’s contact information is in the upper right hand side of this page.


Susan Mottet

Director, Small Donor Elections

Daniel Lewkow

Deputy Director, Small Donor Elections