Portland School Board member Ali launches City Council bid

Nomination papers will not be be available until July 1, but Pious Ali’s City Council ambitions got a boost last week from his School Board colleagues.

“I am grateful to have worked on many issues with my colleagues on the School Board, and I’m moved by their support today,” Ali said at a City Hall press conference March 31.

Ali, completing his first term as an at-large School Board member, will run for the at-large seat currently held by Councilor Jon Hinck.

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