PORTLAND, Ore. – Multnomah County Commissioner Loretta Smith kicked off her campaign Saturday for a spot on Portland City Council.

Smith made an appearance in Northeast Portland just over a week after formally filing for the race. She was elected to the county board in 2010.

If elected to Portland City Council Position No. 3, Smith says she’ll focus on the issues of homelessness, housing affordability and equity.

“I’m going to be working to make sure we put infrastructure in place for young people and also continue to protect our seniors in this community,” Smith said.

Smith's opponents include JoAnn Hardesty, Andrea Valderrama and Felicia Williams.

Editor's note: A previous version of this article reported that Julia DeGraw was running against Smith. DeGraw is running in a different race for Position No. 2.