|Multnomah County Commissioner|
June 9, 2014
|Preceded by||Liesl Wendt|
|Member of the Oregon House of Representatives from the 42nd District|
January 2009 – May 2014
|Preceded by||Diane Rosenbaum|
|Succeeded by||Rob Nosse|
November 8, 1979 |
|Alma mater||Lewis & Clark College
|Profession||Economist and sustainable development specialist|
Jules Alexander Kopel Bailey (born November 8, 1979) is a County Commissioner for Multnomah County, Oregon. He took office in June 2014. He previously served in the Oregon House of Representatives from 2009 to 2014, representing inner Southeast and Northeast Portland.
Early life and education
Bailey was born in Portland, Oregon and graduated from Lincoln High School. He earned a bachelor's degree in Environmental Studies and International Affairs at Lewis & Clark College in 2001.
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.
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. In the general election, he defeated Pacific Green Party candidate Chris Extine by a wide margin to win election to the seat.
The Oregon League of Conservation Voters (OLCV) named Bailey the "Innovator of the Year" in 2009 for promoting the renewables industry during the 2009 legislative session. 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.
Multnomah County Commissioner
Bailey currently serves on the Multnomah County Commission. The Commission comprises five members: a Chair who is elected county-wide and four Commissioners who are elected to represent geographic districts. Bailey represents District 1, which includes the areas of Multnomah County west of the Willamette River and inner Southeast Portland.
Bailey was elected to the Multnomah County Commission in a special election in May 2014. 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. Bailey defeated community activist Brian Wilson, winning 73.1% of the vote.
- Oregon legislative elections, 2008
- 75th Oregon Legislative Assembly (2009–2010)
- 76th Oregon Legislative Assembly (2011–2012)
- 77th Oregon Legislative Assembly (2013–2014)
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