Despite pressure from other commissioners, the leader of Multnomah County's government has again refused to resign over a sex scandal.
Multnomah County board Chairman Jeff Cogen says a state investigation into whether his affair with a county employee represented an abuse of power has just begun and he deserves a chance for the facts to come out.
Cogen faced a no-confidence vote Thursday by his colleagues on the five-member commission that governs Oregon's largest county. Everyone except Cogen voted for him to quit, but the resolution failed because it required a unanimous vote.
Roughly two dozen members of the public spoke at the meeting, with most testifying in support of Cogen.