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Portland Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty on Nov. 14, 2019, at Portland City Hall.

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Portland City Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty was a prominent figure in the 2020 election, despite the fact she wasn’t on the ballot. She pushed for a ballot measure to overhaul the city’s police oversight system, which passed with more than 80 percent of the vote. Hardesty talks with us about the election, and how the make-up of the new city council will affect her work going forward.

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