Home · Articles · News · Elections · Chew on This
May 1st, 2013 WW Staff | Elections
 

Chew on This

Sure, we’re about to vote on fluoride, but also on issues about kids and open spaces. Here are WW’s endorsements for the May 21 ballot.

Portland Community College Zone 4

Jim Harper - Nonpartisan

Earnest goes to college with Jim Harper, a white-bearded PCC director seeking his third term on the board.

He’s a polite Portlander to a nearly crippling degree, but Harper has real successes he can point to from his tenure: The swift creation of a PCC welding program on Swan Island is exactly the kind of nimble technical education the regional economy is clamoring for.

A veteran of Tektronix and Siltronic, Harper is closely attuned to how poorly Oregon’s workforce is being prepared for real jobs. His pledges to fix the problem are vague, but he’s looking in the right direction—urging the state’s K-12 school system to direct students toward the career training PCC provides.

His opponent, business executive Bernardo Tuma, looks good on paper—Harvard credentials, experience with local government—but he didn’t show up for our endorsement interview.

Measures:  26-151: Fluoridation | 26-150: Children's Levy | 26-152: Natural Areas

Portland Public Schools: Zone 4 | Zone 6 

Portland Community College: Zone 2 | Zone 4 | Zone 5

Multnomah Education Service District: Position 1 | Position 2 | Position 3

Continue reading: Page 1 | Page 2 | Page 3 | Page 4 | Page 5 | Page 6 | Page 7 | Page 8 | Page 9 | Page 10 | Page 11 | Page 12 |
 
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
 
 
 

 

comments powered by Disqus
 

Web Design for magazines

Close
Close
Close