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State Treasurer Ted Wheeler files for mayor of Portland

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Ted Wheeler at the City of Portland's Elections Office. Ted Wheeler at the City of Portland's Elections Office.
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

It is official, State Treasurer Ted Wheeler is running for mayor of Portland.

On Tuesday, Wheeler filed the paperwork with the City of Portland's Elections Office.

Wheeler announced his candidacy in September. 

The official filing deadline is not until March 2016.

In a statement, Wheeler said filing was "something I wanted to cross off my list before the end of the year."

Also in the statement released on Tuesday, Wheeler said "I expect that more people will get into this race. That's a good thing, because I want to have a robust debate about the issues facing our city. I'm a candidate for mayor because I don't believe we can call ourselves a progressive city until we make real progress on the issues that matter: homelessness; housing affordability; an economic recovery that's leaving too many Portlanders behind. Since day one, my priorities have been to face those challenges head on.  I've got a reputation for bringing people together to solve problems and that's exactly what I intend to do."

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