My values

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A people-centered approach to risk

Traditionally, auditors prioritize programs that present the highest risk--and “highest risk” tends to mean programs with the most money involved.

I believe the highest possible risk is the potential for people to be harmed. In my opinion this risk hasn’t been the high priority for the Auditor’s Office that it should be.

The county provides a wide range of social services and public safety programs that directly impact people’s health and well-being. Reducing this risk for harm will guide my time in office.


As Auditor, I will ensure that county government is answerable to you. With every audit, my office will independently and objectively assess how effectively, efficiently, ethically, and equitably county government spends public dollars.

We will follow up on those audits to ensure the county has addressed the problems we unearthed. Follow-up audits are critical to sustaining the pressure that is sometimes necessary to make positive change for you and our larger community.

Equity for community and employees

Multnomah County provides critical safety net services to the most vulnerable in our community, including people with disabilities, seniors, the indigent and struggling working class, LGBTQIA people, people of color, immigrants, and those who are incarcerated.

To help ensure that county services are equitably delivered, my office will   include the perspectives of people who are on the receiving end of county services.

My office will also highlight internal systems that need to change to provide a better working environment for county employees.

Community engagement

If I am elected Auditor, the entire community will be my boss. I will create ways for people to be involved in the work I will do on your behalf,

  • I will start a practice of community engagement for the office.

  • I will hold at least two town halls each year in all corners of the county, and

  • I will regularly a ttend a variety of community group meetings to learn about the issues that matter most to you.

Your concerns will guide my audit work. At our town halls and through social media, I will report back to you on the work I am doing as your Auditor.


Jennifer has been endorsed by:

The Portland Mercury
"[Jennifer] has the inside knowledge from already working within the current auditor’s office, but also has a revolutionary attitude. The Mercury Election Endorsements for May 15, 2018

AFSCME Local 88 - Multnomah County's largest employee union!


Columbia Pacific Building Trades Council

Northwest Oregon Labor Council

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