And his name is Walt Nichols, a 51-year-old bookkeeper who's chairman of the Mt. Scott Arleta Neighborhood Association
Fish (pictured below) now has three challengers for his re-election bid this spring to Portland City Council — Nichols
, Jason Barbour
and Sylvia Evans
Nichols (pictured above) says he doesn't plan to seek public financing because he considers it a drain on public coffers. And he says his campaign is based in large part on his frustration over what he terms council unresponsiveness to increasing city fees.
"I sense there's a consensus among people that they want change and they're tired of the status quo," Nichols says. "The city government is not concerned about saving money."