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Meet Jules Bailey
Multnomah County Commissioner 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.
After starting his career as an economist, Jules was elected to three terms as a State Representative from Oregon House District 42. His legislative work focused on issues ranging from job creation, to fiscal accountability, to building healthy communities.
A common thread in Jules’ career is a belief that effective policies and programs can help solve social challenges. “Throughout my life, I’ve been an optimist and an innovator,” he says. “I believe we can mend the tears in the fabric of our community caused by homelessness and poverty, by addiction and mental illness, and by economic stagnation. I believe opportunity for all is possible.”
He sought his current elected office because “Multnomah County is the hub at the center of the spokes and without it, the wheel of the services we provide to those most in need doesn’t turn.” In 2014 he was elected to represent County District 1, which includes areas west of the Willamette River and the inner eastside south of Interstate 84.
Commissioner Bailey has been a strong advocate for progressive values and policies that improve the lives of working families. In Salem he passed legislation with bipartisan support to help thousands of homeowners upgrade their homes for comfort and energy efficiency, creating hundreds of new jobs in our state. He also passed the High Performance Schools bill, which helped Oregon schools across the state modernize their buildings and reduce costs.
In 2012 Jules worked with the Raphael House of Portland to pass the Healthy Teen Relationship Act to help break the cycle of domestic violence before it starts. And in 2013, Jules worked to help Oregonians build retirement savings, bring down the cost of prescription drugs, and increase access to medications for people in need.
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 lives with his wife, Jessica, in Southeast Portland.