Mark Wiener, Consultant to Mayor Charlie Hales, Also Works for Google

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Mark Wiener’s dual roles as campaign consultant to Mayor Charlie Hales and lobbyist for ride-hailing company Uber are under scrutiny at Portland City Hall, as reported by WW in recent weeks. Now it appears Uber isn’t Wiener’s only corporate client. Commissioner Nick Fish says Wiener approached him about a year ago, saying he was working for Google, which is seeking to ...   More
 
Friday, August 28, 2015 Beth Slovic

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Emails show Mark Wiener bounced between advising Uber and Hales.


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For two decades, Mark Wiener has been the man Portland politicians turn to when they’re in a jam. As the city’s top political consultant, he helped Vera Katz, Randy Leonard, Sam Adams and many oth   More
 
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 BETH SLOVIC

Uber Lobbyist Mark Wiener is Also City Officials' Campaign Consultant

Mark Wiener advises Mayor Charlie Hales and the ride-sharing giant.

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The latest city of Portland lobbying reports contain an interesting disclosure: Mark Wiener, political consultant to Mayor Charlie Hales and Commissioners Dan Saltzman and Steve Novick, also has been acting as a paid lobbyist for Uber, the ride-hailing app that crashed into Portland last year after initially hitting road bumps at City Hall. The arrangement suggests ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 Beth Slovic

Novick Hires Political Team, But is Mum on When Randy Leonard Decided to Retire

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Today, on the same day Commissioner Randy Leonard announced he would not seek re-election in 2012, candidate Steve Novick went live with his own campaign website in a bid to take over Leonard's seat on Portland City Council.Novick and Leonard are longtime friends (Leonard endorsed Novick in the 2008 U.S. Senate race), and as previously reported in WW, some political observers had suspected that Leonard ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 JAMES PITKIN

Oregonian Publisher Explains PPS Bond Ad Flap

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Oregonian Publisher N. Christian Anderson III  squared off last week against Portlanders for Schools, the campaign group seeking passage of two bond measures on the May 17 ballot that would benefit Portland Public Schools.Last week, Anderson, who has been publisher of the daily since November of 2009, sent an email [PDF] to Portland Public Schools Superintendent Carole Smith about a disagreement ...   More
 
Monday, May 2, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

Why Schools Advocates are Irked at The Oregonian

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The email trail on a disagreement between Oregonian publisher N. Christian Anderson III and the group Portlanders for Schools, which is advocating for the passage of two measures on the May 17 ballot, is growing longer. A post Monday detailed an email Anderson sent to Portland Public Schools superintendent Carole Smith. Anderson's email explained why The Oregonian wanted Portlanders for Schools to ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 4, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

No Matter The Election Result, Mark Wiener Will Be a Big Winner Today


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When the Oregon election results come out tonight, one of the biggest winners will be someone who's not even on the ballot. Mark Wiener, the political consultant of choice for Democrats and those who want to raise taxes, has collected big bucks this election cycle to provide strategy to the following people and organizations: 1) Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Kitzhaber; 2) The ...   More
 
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 MARK ZUSMAN

No Matter The Election Result, Mark Wiener Will Be a Big Winner Today


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  When the Oregon election results come out tonight, one of the biggest winners will be someone who’s not even on the ballot. Mark Wiener, the political consultant of choice for Democrats and those who want to raise taxes, has collected big bucks this election cycle to provide strategy to the following people and organizations: 1) Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Kitzhaber; 2) The ...   More
 
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 MARK ZUSMAN

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