Portland business owner says Gov. Tina Kotek kicked her off public-safety panel over her ties to candidate challenging DA Mike Schmidt

Jessie Burke, a Portland business owner and advocate, claims Governor Tina Kotek removed her from a public-safety panel due to her association with a candidate opposing DA Mike Schmidt. Burke argues that her professional capabilities and political affiliations are separate matters, emphasizing her ability to contribute meaningfully to discussions on public safety and the well-being of Portland’s business community without conflict of interest.

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