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Meet Jules Bailey

Jules BaileyMultnomah County Commissioner Jules Bailey believes that effective policies and programs can help solve social challenges. He has been a strong advocate for progressive values and policies that improve the lives of working families. As a Multnomah County commissioner, Jules will continue fighting for programs that cut costs and save the county money while protecting our most vulnerable citizens. He will make sure county programs have clear, measurable goals, and make sure we're meeting them. And Jules will build on his work for cleaner air, safer streets, and solutions to poverty, homelessness, and mental illness. He is also a champion for the arts.

Jules Bailey grew up in the Sunnyside neighborhood of Southeast Portland, close to the district that he now represents as a commissioner. He graduated from Lincoln High School and Lewis and Clark College and earned a master's degree from Princeton University. Learn more about Jules.

On Father’s Day: leading on leave

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there!

To me, this is a very special Father’s Day. It’s my first as an expectant dad. My wife, Jessica, and I are expecting a baby boy in September, and we couldn’t be more excited.

I’ve been thinking a lot recently about what it means to be a dad, because we’re having a baby, but also because we get briefing after briefing at Multnomah County about how important a child’s first days and months are.

Research shows the first 1,000 days of a child’s life are the most critical. That’s when children need safe homes, good nutrition, and parents that can devote the time that’s needed to raising them. When a child’s life starts out well, they are more likely to do well in school, are less likely to commit crimes, and enjoy better health outcomes throughout their lives.

We often say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. When it comes to raising a child, that couldn’t be more true.

Posted June 21, 2015.

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