Oregon state Sen. Dingfelder resigning to work for Portland mayor

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - State Sen. Jackie Dingfelder is resigning from the Legislature to take a job as senior policy director for Portland Mayor Charlie Hales.
   
The mayor said in a statement Wednesday that Dingfelder will bring expertise in areas such as planning, the environment and social justice.
   
Dingfelder, a Democrat, was appointed to the Oregon House of Representatives in 2001 and was elected to the Senate seven years later.
   
She starts her new job in November.

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