Multnomah County to appeal campaign finance ruling

Dan Meek (left) and Jason Kafoury, leaders of the successful county charter reform effort to limit campaign contributions, shown last year outside Multnomah County headquarters.

Multnomah County will join supporters of campaign contribution limits in appealing a local judge's ruling against 2016 campaign finance reforms that were approved by 89 percent of voters.

And if anything, the activists behind passage of the measure plan to step up their efforts despite an 11-page ruling that was issued by Multnomah Circuit Judge Eric Bloch calling the limits a violation of the free-speech clause of Oregon's Constitution.