Americans For Prosperity Launches PERS Video Campaign

Americans For Prosperity Oregon ad

Americans for Prosperity Oregon has launched a series of TV ads highlighting the retirement benefits of current and past public employees in the state.Among the foils targeted in the ads run by AFP Oregon, a conservative political action group led by former State Rep. Jeff Kropf (R-Sublimity) are former state Rep. Larry Galizio (D-Tigard), now the president of Clatsop Community College; and former ...   More
Friday, April 15, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

Oregon Legislative Leaders at City Club Discuss Tax Increases and Saving Private Ryan

With an election battle likely over tax increases passed by the Oregon Legislature on corporations and the wealthiest state residents, four of the Legislature's most powerful lawmakers came to City Club of Portland today to discuss the session that wrapped up last month. Unsurprisingly, the Democrats defended the tax increases and Republicans attacked them in a precursor of the debate to come, ...   More
Friday, July 31, 2009 Aaron Mendelson

Rep. Chip Shields Wants Sen. Margaret Carter's Seat in Salem

We've noted before the remarkable ambition of state Rep. Chip Shields (D-North/Northeast Portland). So it came as little surprise when Shields this morning rushed to claim the seat of departing state Sen. Margaret Carter (D-North/Northeast Portland) before her seat even got cold. Carter, the first African-American woman elected to the Oregon Legislature, announced over the weekend she's leaving ...   More
Monday, August 17, 2009 JAMES PITKIN

Margaret Carter's Senate Seat: Tina Kotek Is Not Interested

State Rep. Tina Kotek (D-North/Northeast Portland) said this afternoon she's not interested in making a bid to replace Sen. Margaret Carter, who's leaving the Legislature after 25 years for a job at the state Department of Human Services. "I feel like I can do more good for my constituents if I stay where I am in the House instead of starting over in the Senate," Kotek says, noting her role ...   More
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 JAMES PITKIN

Add Fred Stewart to The Growing List Interested in Margaret Carter's Senate Seat

The list of candidates interested in the appointment to replace state Sen. Margaret Carter (D-Portland) got longer today when former City Council candidate Fred Stewart said he's running for the job representing Senate District 22. Stewart, the 44-year-old president and CEO of Stewart Group Realty as well as the former longtime head of the King Neighborhood Association, says he respects the ...   More
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 HANK STERN

More Dominoes in The Race to Replace Sen. Margaret Carter

State Rep. Chip Shields (D-Portland) has a lot of competition in his bid for the appointment to replace state Sen. Margaret Carter (D-Portland), whose resignation to accept a state job takes effect this week. But if Shields does get bumped up to represent Senate District 22, there will be a domino effect on local Democratic Party politics since his seat in House District 43 would then come up ...   More
Monday, August 24, 2009 HANK STERN

One More Candidate Surfaces in Senate District 22

One more ex-pol has surfaced as a candidate to replace state Sen. Margaret Carter (D-Portland) in Senate District 22. The newest contender is former state Rep. Gary Hansen, whose political history includes stints on the Metro Council and the Multnomah County Board of Commisssioners. "If appointed, I could step in without a learning curve," said Hansen, a 65-year-old Democrat who ran unsuccessfully ...   More
Wednesday, August 26, 2009 HANK STERN

Add Another Candidate in Scramble over Carter's Senate Seat

Another candidate has jumped into the political scrum after state Sen. Margaret Carter (D-North/Northeast Portland) announced she was taking a job at the state Department of Human Services. Seth Prickett, a staffer at the Oregon Solar Energy Industries Association, has announced he wants to take the House seat of state Rep. Chip Shields (D-North/Northeast Portland) if Shields is appointed to ...   More
Monday, August 31, 2009 JAMES PITKIN

Margaret Carter To Run For County Chair

The Multnomah County chairman's race just got one more big-name candidate. She's former state Sen. Margaret Carter, a Portland Democrat who left the Legislature last year for a job at the state Department of Human Services. Carter's filing this morning adds her name to a growing list that includes Steve Novick and Multnomah County Commissioner Jeff Cogen — all jumping into the chairman's ...   More
Tuesday, March 9, 2010 HANK STERN

Margaret Carter Drops Out of Multnomah County Chair Race (UPDATED)

Former state Sen. Margaret Carter has droppedmay be dropping out of the race for Multnomah County chair one day after she entered the contest. The, Reports of her withdrawal from the race emerged earlier today at OregonPolitico.Com and Blue Oregon. We've got a call in to Carter, a Portland Democrat who left the Legislature last year for a job at the state Department of Human Services. But ...   More
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 HANK STERN


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