For a guy who's not yet an official candidate for mayor, Police Chief Mike Reese
has a busy week of non-police events upcoming.
As reported earlier, he will on Tuesday appear at the Northwest Labor Council's candidate forum alongside Eileen Brady, Charlie Hales and Jefferson Smith
, all of whom have been in the mayor's race for months and have raised more than $100,000 each.
On Wednesday night, WW
has learned, Reese will appear at a meet-and-greet at the Arlington Club, the exclusive downtown social club that is the polar opposite of Occupy Portland.
Here's the invitation to that event:
From: Vanessa Sturgeon
Date: Tue, 8 Nov 2011 11:41:24 -0800
Cc: Refinement Israel
Subject: An Evening with Chief Mike Reese
Vanessa Sturgeon, President of TMT Development and Ronald H. Beltz, Senior Vice President of APIC Property Management, requests the honor of your presence for wine and hors d’oeuvres on November 16th in support of Chief Mike Reese’s potential mayoral candidacy.
Date: November 16th, 2011
Time: 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Location: The Arlington Club
811 SW Salmon Street
Portland, Oregon 97205
Parking: Complimentary parking at the Fox Tower garage
We sincerely hope that you will be able to join us to exchange introductions and greetings with Chief Reese and other members of the community.
Please RSVP to Refinement Israel at email@example.com or 971-230-2385 by Friday, November 11th.
We look forward to an enjoyable evening with you on November 16th.
Vanessa Sturgeon and Ronald H. Beltz
Sturgeon is the grand-daughter of developer Tom Moyer, who built the Fox Tower among other dowtown buildings. Beltz is a longtime real estate executive and a close friend of City Commissioner Randy Leonard's.
Some organized labor groups have been very supportive of the Occupy Portland crowd but you can bet if Reese's subordinates have not sent the Occupiers packing by Wednesday night, Reese will face some tough questions from the Arlington Club crowd. The mounting drumbeat of police reports and expressions of concern from City Hall suggests he'll be able to present potential campaign supporters on Wednesday with the news they want to hear.