OCCUPATION: Director of Public Affairs, Portland Habilitation Center

OCCUPATIONAL BACKGROUND: Field representative for Seafarers International Union and AFSCME; Manager of Reliable Shoe, Inc.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND : University of Washington , B.A.

PRIOR GOVERNMENTAL EXPERIENCE: Chief of Staff to Commissioner Gary Hansen; Dir. Intergovernmental Relations, Multnomah County Sheriff; Strategic Planner, Multnomah County Aging Services.

PERSONAL: Mike and his wife, Lori, have lived in SE Portland for 20 years. Daughters Claire and Jill attend neighborhood public schools.

“ I have seen Mike's commitment to hard work, citizen involvement and the high ethical standards county government needs. That record makes him right for the job."
- Governor Barbara Roberts

Mike's Top Priorities


  • Enhance educational success and self-sufficiency by bringing Schools Uniting Neighborhoods programs to more schools in our county.

Accessible Health Care For All Residents-

  • Fill in the gaps in community health care and re-open a primary health clinic in SE Portland by partnering with regional health care providers.
  • Work with the private sector, non-profits and government leaders to provide innovative options for those who lack health insurance.

“Mike will make sure that Multnomah County helps those most in need and everyone has a voice in the process. He will make an outstanding County Commissioner .”
-Annette Mattson, David Douglas School Board Chair

Public Safety-

  • Put Wapato Jail to work housing real criminals and treating those with addiction and mental illness.

Economic Development and Fiscal Accountability-

  • Save tax dollars and protect the environment by contracting to Zipcar for motor pool services
  • Ensure economic development efforts in Multnomah County support family wage jobs.

”As county commissioner Mike will make livability and sustainability priorities”
-Mike Houck, Executive Director, Urban Greenspaces Institute

Mike's supporters include Gov. Barbara Roberts, Mike Lindberg, Lee Cha, Gene Sayler, Stand for Children, Oregon Nurses Association, Multnomah County Corrections Officers, UFCW, Sierra Club, Willamette Week 4/30/08, Portland Tribune 5/2/08.

Read more about Mike, his goals and supporters at www.mikedelman.com

(This information furnished by Friends of Mike Delman)

The above information has not been verified for accuracy by Multnomah County.