February 13th, 2009 5:33 pm | by NIGEL JAQUISS News | Posted In: CLEAN UP, CLEAN UP, Schools, City Hall, CLEAN UP

Adams' Admission Reaction: Another Mayoral Staffer Quits

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WW has learned that a third member of Mayor Sam Adams' staff is leaving in the wake of Adams' admission that he lied in 2007 when he denied having had sex in 2005 with Beau Breedlove when Breedlove was 18.

Nate Waas Shull, who held the title of Adams' Education Strategies Youth Coordinator, is leaving the mayor's office to join the Portland Schools Foundation. Before joining Adams' staff, Waas Shull had worked for former Mayor Tom Potter.

Waas Shull joins former Adams press secretary Wade Nkrumah, who resigned; and Carolyn Becic, who had accepted but not started a job as Adams' education strategies director. All three made their decisions after news broke last month about Breedlove and Adams, who took office in January.

Adams spokesman Roy Kaufmann confirmed Waas Shull's departure one hour after WW called for comment on the latest resignation. Kaufmann confirmed that by sending an email to all Portland media.
Kaufmann's email read,

As Nate Waas Shull wrote in his letter, 'I was recently offered an outstanding opportunity to take my youth advocacy to the next level as Community Engagement Director leading the Connected by 25 initiative at the Portland Schools Foundation. I look forward to fruitful collaboration with the Mayor's office in this new role and for years to come." We congratulate Nate on this exciting opportunity, and look forward to working with Nate to continue driving the city/county education agenda.

Asked in a follow-up email by WW for a copy of Waas Shull's letter, Kaufmann responded by email, "Happy to provide you with the letter. As per city policy, we'll be processing the letter as a public document, and you'll need to submit the required public records request form. We will process your request in a timely fashion."

WW's phone calls to Kaufmann have not been returned.

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