Chuck Currie is running for Multnomah County Commissioner. He supports turning our public shelter into a no kill facility and will work to bring more transparency and accountability to Multnomah County Animal Services. He offered a good suggestion--to go to the county and ask that there be a citizen oversight committee for animal services. He has in depth experience with social services and is an animal lover. If you want to help elect someone who will support animals, volunteer or donate to Chuck's campaign: www.friendsofchuckcurrie.org.
Duke Shepard is running for Metro Councilor. He supports holding the zoo accountable for creating the offsite preserve for the elephants, which was included in the 2008 $125 million dollar bond measure that Portland voters passed. The elephants pace back and forth in their small yards or indoor cage. This is still going on despite the fact that we voted to give them space two years ago. Packy has been behind bars for 48 years. It's time for him and the other elephants to experience freedom to roam on a preserve. We paid for it, where is it? http://www.dukeshepard.com/
Neither candidate has included information about these views on their websites at this time. However, a group of animal advocates met with them and were very encouraged by their positions on these issues. If you have any question about their positions, contact them via their email on their website.