Jeff Cogen resigns

Jeff Cogen resigns

Jeff Cogen resigned as Multnomah County chair, effective today.

The decision means his former chief of staff, Marissa Madrigal, will step in and fill his term until a replacement can be elected in the May primary.

Cogen's peers on the county commission had called for his resignation, but he pleaded with the public to give him a chance to clear allegations that he misused county resources or violated laws. He apparently decided not to await the results of a pending criminal investigation by the Oregon Department of Justice.

Read more at The Portland Tribune.