In the spirit of holiday giving
extending to politics
in Portland, we note today how supporters of Multnomah County Commissioner Jeff Cogen
spent the season accelerating their contributions to his 2010 campaign.
Cogen tells WW
he plans on running for re-election to the county commission, despite rumors he may be aiming for city office.
And just today Cogen recorded
an influx of checks from moneybags such as former timber investor J. Duncan Campbell
, civil-rights lawyer Elden Rosenthal
, Providence Health Plans CEO Jack Friedman
, The Zidell Companies
and Mark Rosenbaum
, a former head of the Portland Development Commission.
Other recent contributors to Cogen's coffers include PGE
, Pearl District developer Mark Edlen
, developer Doug Obletz
and lawyer Bob Stoll
, a prominent Democratic rainmaker.