Watch This Video From The Recall Sam Adams Committee: It May "Save Your Life."

[youtube psW_9emrzik] Earnest, thy name is Jasun Wurster. He's the spokesman for the Recall Sam Adams Committee. And with the recall effort gearing up to begin July 7, he has put up this training video to instruct wanna-be recallers how to gather signatures safely when they go door-to-door. Among the vital tips: carry water, sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses. And oh yeah, take a cell phone. That ...   More
Wednesday, June 17, 2009 HANK STERN

Mayoral Recall Effort To Go Forward

A spokesman for the campaign to recall Mayor Sam Adams says the Attorney General's report today clearing the mayor of criminal prosecution will not affect the recall effort's plans to start July 7. Recall spokesman Jasun Wurster says the Attorney General can only hold Adams accountable for legal statutes statues, but that Portland voters should hold him accountable for what Wurster calls civic and ...   More
Monday, June 22, 2009 Katie Litvin

And So It Begins: Paperwork Filed To Try Recalling Mayor Sam Adams (UPDATED with signature sheets OK'd for circulation)

Aiming to pull off the first successful recall in Portland since 1952, the group trying to recall Mayor Sam Adams filed its paperwork (PDF) today with the city clerk. The law requires would-be recallers to wait six months after a person takes elected office to start gathering signatures. And chief petitioner Jasun Wurster told a gaggle of TV cameras and reporters this morning that he hopes now ...   More
Tuesday, July 7, 2009 Aaron Mendelson

Leonard: I Am Not Sam's Mouthpiece

Jasun Wurster provoked an almost teary response from Commissioner Randy Leonard this morning after Wurster, head of the campaign to recall Mayor Sam Adams, addressed City Council earlier today. Wurster has addressed council many times during the public comment period at the beginning of the regular Wednesday morning session. His three minutes of testimony are typically earnest displays of his ...   More
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 BETH SLOVIC

Updated: Real-Estate Magnate Joe Weston Supports Recall Campaign

American Property Management, which is owned by real-estate titan Joe Weston, has just given a $795.83 in-kind contribution to the Community to Recall Sam Adams, according to Orestar. The contribution from American Property Management makes Weston the most prominent financial contributor so far to the recall campaign. Jasun Wurster of the campaign to recall Mayor Sam Adams says the in-kind ...   More
Thursday, July 30, 2009 BETH SLOVIC

Middle-Age and Older Portlanders, The Recall Sam Adams Committee May Be Calling

If you're between the ages of 45 and 65 and a Portland resident, you might be getting call soon from the Recall Sam Adams Committee. Chief recall petitioner Jasun Wurster says the committee is getting ready to sign a contract with a company that will call an estimated 50,000 Portlanders in that age bracket in hopes of finding volunteers to gather signatures on recall petitions. "A lot of ...   More
Thursday, August 6, 2009 HANK STERN

Recall Campaign Hits Midpoint With A Long Way to Go On Signatures

The Recall Sam Adams campaign has reached the mid-point of its 90 day effort. How far do recall supporters have to go to reach their goal of 50,000 signatures and possibly force a recall election? Well, the answer is very far. The campaign has no official numbers at this point, Jasun Wurster, the spokesman for the group, says. But he says they have at least 7,000 at this point, 45 days into ...   More
Thursday, August 20, 2009 BETH SLOVIC

Week To Go in Sam Adams Recall Effort

In case you've lost track of where things stand in the move to recall Mayor Sam Adams, there's a week to go and little indication the petition organizers can reach their goal of 32,000-plus valid signatures by next Monday's deadline. Yet in a world where surprises occasionally happen, there is at least this new video (delivered with a nod to the "Greetings Earthlings" style of filmmaking that's ...   More
Monday, September 28, 2009 HANK STERN

Wurster Confirms New Recall Group Will Start And Get The Signatures He's Gathered

Jasun Wurster told WW this morning that he will turn over what he says are 30,000 signatures to a new group that will try to recall Portland Mayor Sam Adams. Today is the deadline for the Wurster-led recall effort to turn in the signatures it's gathered if it hoped to put a recall of Adams on the ballot for Portland voters. Wurster claims 700 volunteers will have gathered more than 30,000 signatures. ...   More
Monday, October 5, 2009 NIGEL JAQUISS

Election 2010: Mary Volm Gets A $5,000 Donation

After failing to qualify for public campaign financing in her City Council bid, Mary Volm -- former long-time City of Portland employee, pictured above -- just pulled a $5,000 private donation. The donor is Jasun Wurster, the former spokesman for the campaign to recall Mayor Sam Adams. Wurster is also Volm's boyfriend. Volm, of course, is hoping to unseat Commissioner Dan Saltzman, who is seeking ...   More
Thursday, February 25, 2010 BETH SLOVIC


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