Portland Commissioner Nick Fish Dies From Cancer


Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish has died following abdominal cancer.

Fish was diagnosed with the disease more than two years ago.

Earlier this week, Fish released a statement announcing he planned to resign and he asked the City Council to set an election date for his successor.

Fish called his 11 years of service on the Portland City Council "the great honor of my life."

Fish was at home, surrounded by family, when he died.

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler released the following statement:

“We are mourning the loss of Commissioner Nick Fish. All of us who knew Nick understood how much he cared about his family, the City and his team.

Nick was a dear friend and a trusted public servant. He fiercely advocated for all Portlanders and always led with compassion, wit and intelligence.

He as instrumental in shaping Portland for the better and I often sought his advice and guidance.

We are especially thinking about his family and his team – as we continue to grieve his passing.

Nick was taken too early. He will be dearly missed.”

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