Our view: Vega Pederson is best to lead Multnomah County

Multnomah County Commissioner Jessica Vega Pederson has drawn a long list of endorsers in her race to chair the commission.

Last May, the Tribune editorial board correctly observed that the most important election for voters concerned about the situation on our streets is that of Multnomah County chair, a position that oversees funding for the Joint Office of Homeless Services.

But the Tribune erred in who voters should vote for. This fall, they should remedy that mistake, and encourage voters to cast their ballots for Jessica Vega Pederson, the only candidate in the race with a proven track record of accomplishment and detailed plans to address housing, homelessness and the behavioral health crisis on our streets.