Stevenson leads Health for state labor commissioner in early return

This story will be updated later tonight as more votes are collected.

Christina Stevenson was the front-runner to become Oregon’s next commissioner of the Bureau of Labor and Industries as of Tuesday’s 8 p.m.

Attorney Stevenson and former state Rep. Cheri Helt are running to lead Oregon’s Bureau of Labor and Industries. The Office monitors civil rights by enforcing various laws, educating employers about these laws, and investigating civil rights violations in workplaces, housing, and public accommodations.

The labor commissioner-elect will lead the agency with a $35 million budget, more than 100 employees and oversee part of Future Ready Oregon, a $200 million plan to strengthen the state’s workforce through training and employee preparation.

Seven people ran in the primary to replace current Labor Commissioner Val Hoyle.

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