Adams Admission Reaction: Critics Take Aim At Mayor's Peers


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Four citizens showed up at City Council's weekly session this morning to ask Mayor Sam Adams to resign, in what's become a regularevent since Adams admitted on Jan. 19 that he'd lied about having a sexual relationship with then teen-aged Beau Breedlove in 2005 Today's testifiers were more measured than in previous weeks (video will be archived here later today). And while seemingly not coordinated, ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 25, 2009 NIGEL JAQUISS

Avel Gordly Will Take A Top Role In The Second Effort To Recall Mayor Sam Adams


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Former state Sen. Avel Gordly signed up for a role today as chief petitioner and spokesperson for the second attempt to recall Mayor Sam Adams. Gordly, 62, retired from the Legislature in 2008 after 17 years of service and now teaches at Portland State University. Her new prominent role in the second recall could thrust Gordly back into the kind of partisan battles she decried as a lawmaker. ...   More
 
Tuesday, October 20, 2009 NIGEL JAQUISS

Why The Mayoral Recall Campaign Is Planning An April Fools' Day Rally


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The campaign to recall Mayor Sam Adams will stage a City Hall rally tomorrow morning, April Fools' Day, at 11:30. Former state Sen. Avel Gordly, the chief petitioner, will be there. And campaign volunteer Teresa McGuire says the rally's scheduling is purposeful, despite questions from some about whether it makes the recallers look like the campaign is a joke. "We feel people have acted foolishly, ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 31, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

Awkwardness Alert: Mayor Sam Adams, Plus Avel Gordly Discuss High-School Redesign


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According to a fresh press release from Portland Public Schools, Mayor Sam Adams and former state Sen. Avel Gordly (who led the second failed effort to recall the mayor) will meet with Superintendent Carole Smith to discuss her proposed high-school redesign this evening. They won't be alone. Business and community-college leaders will also be at the public work session at 6 pm. But it is difficult ...   More
 
Tuesday, April 27, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

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