Jules Bailey

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Jules Bailey
Jules Bailey 2018.jpg
Multnomah County Commissioner
In office
June 9, 2014 – December 2016
Preceded byLiesl Wendt
Succeeded bySharon Meieran
ConstituencyDistrict 1
Member of the Oregon House of Representatives from the 42nd District
In office
January 2009 – May 2014
Preceded byDiane Rosenbaum
Succeeded byRob Nosse
Personal details
BornPortland, Oregon, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materLewis & Clark College
Princeton University
ProfessionBeverage industry employee
WebsiteOfficial website

Jules Bailey (born November, 1979)[1] is a former Multnomah County Commissioner who now works at the Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative. He served in the Oregon House of Representatives from 2009 to 2014, representing inner Southeast and Northeast Portland, and on the County Commission for Multnomah County, Oregon from June 2014 to December 2016.[2] In 2016, Bailey ran for mayor of Portland, losing to Ted Wheeler.[3] In January 2017, he began working for the Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative as the chief stewardship officer.[4]

Early life and education[edit]

Bailey was raised in Portland, Oregon and graduated from Lincoln High School. He earned a bachelor's degree in Lewis & Clark College and received MPA/URP from Princeton University[5]

Bailey studied in a dual-degree graduate program at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. In 2007, he earned two master's degrees: a Master of Public Affairs (with concentrations in Economic Policy and Environmental Policy) and a Master of Urban and Regional Planning.[6][7]

State Representative[edit]

Elections[edit]

In 2008, Bailey was elected to the Oregon House of Representatives to represent District 42. The seat was vacated by Diane Rosenbaum, who was running for election to the Oregon Senate. Bailey earned a plurality victory in the primary election over three other candidates for the Democratic nomination.[8][9] In the general election, he defeated Pacific Green Party candidate Chris Extine to win election to the seat.[10][11] Bailey was reelected to the Oregon House of Representatives in 2010 with 84.7% of the vote[12] and in 2012, when he was unopposed in both the primary and general elections.[13][14]

Policy issues[edit]

In the 2013–2014 legislative session, Bailey served as Chairman of the House Energy and Environment Committee.[15] He also chaired the Joint Committee on Tax Credits.

In 2013, Bailey angered some environmentalists by voting in favor of the Columbia River Crossing mega highway project, which was projected to increase greenhouse gas emissions 32% in the area by 2030 if built; he was presented with the mock environmental "Cars Rejuvenating Carbon" award during an OLCV event shortly after the vote in the Oregon House.[16][17][18]

Bailey worked to encourage bicycle transportation. He sponsored bills to increase state funding for biking and walking facilities[19][20] and to allow an Idaho stop for cyclists.[21] He also sponsored a bill to make traffic fines proportional to vehicle weight in order to recognize that heavier vehicles, when driven dangerously, are more hazardous to the people around them than small vehicles.[22]

Multnomah County Commissioner[edit]

From June 2014 to the end of 2016, Bailey represented District 1, which includes the areas of Multnomah County west of the Willamette River and inner Southeast Portland, on the Multnomah County Commission.[23][24] Bailey was elected to the Multnomah County Commission in a special election in May 2014.[25] He succeeded Liesl Wendt, who had been appointed to fill the seat on an interim basis when Deborah Kafoury resigned to run for County Chair.[26] Bailey defeated community activist Brian Wilson, winning 73.1% of the vote.[27] During his tenure on the Commission, Bailey focused on homelessness, easing the process of financing seismic and energy conservation upgrades to commercial buildings, and funding seismic resiliency upgrades for bridge infrastructure.[28][29][30]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schmidt, Brad (May 4, 2016). "Jules Bailey hopes green brand resonates with Portland's blue voters". The Oregonian.
  2. ^ "Commissioner Jules Bailey takes office". Multnomah County. Retrieved September 18, 2014.
  3. ^ E, Emily (September 9, 2016). "Multnomah County Commissioner Jules Bailey lines up new job for 2017". oregonlive.com. Retrieved May 11, 2019.
  4. ^ "OBRC Welcomes Jules Bailey to Bottle Bill Team". Retrieved January 22, 2018.
  5. ^ House, Kelly (April 16, 2014). "Jules Bailey banks on legislative experience in pursuit of county post: Multnomah County District 1 election". oregonlive. Retrieved November 14, 2019.
  6. ^ "Jules Kopel Bailey". Project VoteSmart. Retrieved November 24, 2008.
  7. ^ "Meet Jules Kopel-Bailey". JulesForOregon.com. Retrieved November 24, 2008.
  8. ^ "May 20, 2008 – Election Results". Multnomah County Elections Division. Retrieved September 18, 2014.
  9. ^ "Ore. House 42: Kopel-Bailey beats three other Democrats". OregonLive.com. May 20, 2008.
  10. ^ "Oregon Legislature Results". OregonLive.com. Retrieved November 24, 2008.
  11. ^ "November 4, 2008 – Election Results". Multnomah County Elections Division. Retrieved September 18, 2014.
  12. ^ "November 2, 2010 – Election Results". Multnomah County Elections Division. Retrieved September 18, 2014.
  13. ^ "May 15, 2012 Primary Election – Election Results". Multnomah County Elections Division. Retrieved September 18, 2014.
  14. ^ "November 2012 General Election – Election Results". Multnomah County Elections Division. Retrieved September 18, 2014.
  15. ^ "Oregon legislators emboldened to wade into ballot measure politics, thanks to February session". The Oregonian. Retrieved September 18, 2014.
  16. ^ Losier, Michael. "Rep. Jules Bailey receives award at OLCV event". Retrieved April 22, 2013.
  17. ^ "If You Gaze For Long Into the CRC…". Retrieved April 23, 2013.
  18. ^ Theriaul, Dennis. "Pro-CRC Lawmaker Given "Cars Rejuvenating Carbon" Award Last Night". Portland Mercury. Retrieved April 22, 2013.
  19. ^ "House bill would make bike paths (and more) eligible for highway trust fund". Retrieved November 28, 2015.
  20. ^ "Constitutional amendment would expand state transportation funds beyond highways". Retrieved November 28, 2015.
  21. ^ "Exclusive: BTA will go for "Idaho style" stop sign law". Retrieved November 28, 2015.
  22. ^ "UPDATED State rep wants traffic fines based on vehicle weight". Retrieved November 28, 2015.
  23. ^ "Commissioner Jules Bailey". Multnomah County Commission. Archived from the original on July 3, 2014. Retrieved September 18, 2014.
  24. ^ "Multnomah County Commissioner Districts". Multnomah County Elections Division. Retrieved September 18, 2014.
  25. ^ "Multnomah County District 1: Jules Bailey defeats Brian Wilson (election results)". The Oregonian. Retrieved September 18, 2014.
  26. ^ "Multnomah County Chair race: Deborah Kafoury to resign from Multnomah County Board of Commissioners". The Oregonian. Retrieved September 18, 2014.
  27. ^ "May 2014 Primary Election Results". Multnomah County Elections Division. Retrieved September 18, 2014.
  28. ^ "Cities, counties could make seismic upgrades easier for private property owners". The Oregonian. Retrieved November 25, 2015.
  29. ^ "Multnomah County leaders begin reviewing 2015–16 budget priorities". The Oregonian. Retrieved November 25, 2015.
  30. ^ "Multnomah County hopes to make energy upgrades easier to finance". The Oregonian. Retrieved November 25, 2015.