Susheela Jayapal sworn in as first Indian American elected to county office in Oregon

Indian American Susheela Jayapal was sworn in as a Multnomah County commissioner on Thursday, January 3.

Jayapal is the first Indian American to hold an elected county office in Oregon, she is a longtime leader of nonprofit and community groups, according to an Oregon Live report.

Jayapal had never planned to run for office when she won a four-way race for the open seat back in May.

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