CLACKAMAS COUNTY, OR (KPTV) - A recently elected Clackamas County Commissioner is facing calls for his resignation, after a community member documented racist and anti-immigrant posts on his public Facebook page.
On a website titled "Documenting Mark Shull's Racism," there are dozens of screen shots of what appear to be Shull's Facebook posts from 2019 and 2020.
The posts are critical of Muslims, immigrants, transgender people, and the Black Lives Matter movement.
"I happened to look at his Facebook page and the instant I looked at it my jaw dropped, and I said I've got to start recording this, because the instant this gets out, he's going to start deleting it," said Cris Waller, who compiled the posts and set up the web page displaying them.
On Tuesday, Multnomah County Commissioners issued a joint statement calling on Shull to resign.
"I've got to be honest, it was a gut punch," said Commissioner Susheela Jayapal. "That was my immediate reaction. And my second reaction was Mr. Shull had to step down."
Another call for Shull's resignation came from the Oregon chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
"I think it's important that he resigns because this is not someone that should be in a leadership position," said Sahar Muranovic, a CAIR Board Member.
Mark Shull could not be reached for comment on Tuesday.
Shull's campaign website describes the incoming commissioner as a Marine Corps veteran who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Clackamas County Board Chair Tootie Smith released a statement Tuesday evening, responding to Shull's posts.
"I want to assure residents that I in no way condone or agree with these offensive statements," said Smith. "They do not reflect my values. Such statements are an attack on human dignity and have no place in Government."
Shull was scheduled to be sworn in as commissioner Wednesday, but the county says that has been postponed because of threats of violence.