Carmen Rubio

Carmen Rubio (born 1973) is an American politician and non-profit executive in the U.S. state of Oregon who is currently a Portland City Commissioner, having taken office on the Portland City Council in late December 2020. She had previously served as the executive director of the Latino Network since 2009.[2][3][4]

Carmen Rubio
Portland City Commissioner
Assumed office
December 2020
Preceded byAmanda Fritz
Personal details
Born1973/1974 (age 47–48)[1]
Hillsboro, Oregon
ResidencePortland, Oregon
EducationUniversity of Oregon

Early life and educationEdit

Rubio was born and raised in Hillsboro, Oregon. She is of Mexican descent.[5] Rubio graduated with a degree in political science from the University of Oregon in 1999.[6]

CareerEdit

Rubio began her public service career in the offices of Multnomah County Commissioner Serena Cruz, Portland Mayor Tom Potter, and Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish. She served as a policy advisor and worked to engage Portlanders on critical issues.[7] Beginning in 2009, she served as the executive director of the Latino Network, a non-profit organization that advocated for Portland's growing Latino community.[7]

Rubio ran for Portland City Council in spring 2020, in a race to fill the seat then held by Amanda Fritz. In the May primary election, she defeated Candace Avalos, an administrator at Portland State University, to win election to a term that was officially to begin in January 2021.[8][9] She was sworn into office a few days before that, on December 28, 2020.[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kavanaugh, Shane Dixon (January 4, 2021). "Carmen Rubio, Portland's 1st Latinx City Commissioner and proven bridge-builder, takes office". The Oregonian. Archived from the original on January 7, 2021. Retrieved 2021-01-10.
  2. ^ Bailey Jr., Everton; Schmidt, Brad (May 19, 2020). "Portland elects Carmen Rubio, first Latinx commissioner, sends City Council races for Chloe Eudaly, Nick Fish seats to runoffs". The Oregonian. Retrieved May 20, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Monahan, Rachel (July 9, 2019). "Carmen Rubio, Executive Director of Latino Network, Is Running for Portland City Council". Willamette Week. Archived from the original on September 24, 2020. Retrieved 2021-01-10.
  4. ^ "Carmen Rubio". Ballotpedia. Retrieved 2020-07-23.
  5. ^ Friedman, Gordon R. (July 9, 2019). "Carmen Rubio, leader of Latino nonprofit, to run for Portland City Council". The Oregonian. Retrieved 2020-05-21.
  6. ^ "Carmen Rubio '99". www.uoalumni.com. Retrieved May 21, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ a b "Meet Carmen Rubio". www.carmenforportland.com. Retrieved 2020-10-07.
  8. ^ Jaquiss, Nigel (May 19, 2020). "Carmen Rubio Becomes the First Latinx Candidate to Win a Portland City Council Seat". Willamette Week. Retrieved 2020-07-23.
  9. ^ Bailey Jr., Everton; Schmidt, Brad (May 20, 2020). "Portland elects Carmen Rubio, first Latinx commissioner, sends City Council races for Chloe Eudaly, Nick Fish seats to runoffs". OregonLive/The Oregonian. Retrieved 2020-07-23.
  10. ^ Redden, Jim (December 30, 2020). "City Hall: Under New Management with Carmen Rubio". Portland Tribune. Archived from the original on January 1, 2021. Retrieved 2020-01-10.

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