Treasurer Special Election Candidate Statements

Multnomah Democrats Officers to be elected at August 8, 2019 Central Committee Meeting

Dean Price

Dean Price


My name is Dean Price. My qualifications for the position of treasurer come from my personal work experience. Currently I am a Revenue and Tax Specialist for the City of Portland. Prior to this position I have worked for ADP, the largest payroll provider in America, Liberty Tax as a manager of online tax support were I supervised 8 to 10 supervisors directly and 80 to 100 employees indirectly, and I owned a small tax and bookkeeping business before my time at Liberty Tax.

My goals as treasurer would be to foster a culture of understanding, equality, and efficiency on financial matters concerning Multnomah County Democrats.
My political stance leans to the left. My priorities are Healthcare for all, climate change, and social justice for all.

Deian Salazar

Deian Salazar


Deian Salazar was born in Utah in June of 2000, and he has held a sense of civic duty from a fairly young age. His family arrived in Utah a century ago, and they worked and fought to give their children and grandchildren a better life than they ever had.  Deian himself remembers growing up in in San Diego and Salt Lake City before arriving in Portland in in his early teens, going into fostercare soon  after. He spent his time studying history, politics, economics, and the challenges of the community to prepare for a career in public service. He knew that growing up with autism would be a challenge, but he didn’t let that throw him off his chosen path. After graduating high school in 2018, he decided to put his life’s ambition-the betterment of the people-to good use. In 2019, he announced that he would run for the Portland City Council and show the world that people with autism can indeed make a difference.