Rep. Jefferson Smith (D-East Portland) has had a tough time since entering the mayoral race Sept. 13. The Oregonian reported that Smith's driving record is a mess and he rarely voted before co-founding the Oregon Bus Project. More recently, blogger Jack Bogdanski has attempted to sort out the Bus Project's finances.
Mr. Smith received an administrative suspension on July 2, 2004 for failing to pay bar dues. He was reinstated the same day. He transferred to inactive status on January 6, 2006. Another administrative suspension for failure to pay bar dues was implemented on July 2, 2010. He was reinstated on Oct. 14, 2010. A third administrative suspension for failure to pay bar dues was implemented on July 5, 2011. He was reinstated on July 13, 2011.