Portland City Council #3

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010 HANK STERN

Dan Saltzman's Challengers Have A Novel Plan

With the Jan. 29 public financing deadline looming in the race for Portland City Commissioner Dan Saltzman's seat, his challengers met last Sunday to brainstorm strategies to secure public financing. And what did they come up with? A series of Candidates' Collective events in which candidates will each speak for five minutes and spend the rest of the evening collecting 1,000 signatures and the ...   More
Tuesday, January 5, 2010 Ari Phillips

Who Will Get Public Financing? (UPDATED)

The race to get 1,000 signatures and $5 contributions from registered Portland voters to qualify for public campaign financing ends tomorrow. Now there are more signs not all of the candidates running against Commissioner Dan Saltzman are going to make it. This morning, for example, Mary Volm withdrew her name from the list of people seeking public campaign financing. Fellow candidate Ed Garren ...   More
Thursday, January 28, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

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

Bike Messengers: Saltzman And His Opponents Talk About Bicycles, Bike Funding

This week's WW has a story about City Commissioner Dan Saltzman's re-election race and the role of bikes and bike funding in the tough contest. Much of what the candidates told WW about their approach to bike funding came from a portion of WW's endorsement interview with them last week in advance of the May 18 election. Watch Saltzman and three of his opponents -- Jesse Cornett, Ed Garren and ...   More
Wednesday, April 14, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

City Council Candidate Debate: If Everybody Loves the Portland Beavers, How Come Nobody Watches Them?

At today's City Club debate with city Commissioner Dan Saltzman and candidates Jesse Cornett and Mary Volm, the two challengers went after Saltzman for being the third (and therefore decisive) vote approving Merritt Paulson's proposal to bring Major League Soccer to Portland. The underlying theme of the campaign is that Saltzman, who is seeking his fourth term, has outlived his usefulness. The ...   More
Friday, April 23, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Jesse Cornett Accuses Dan Saltzman of Ethical Breach

The Merc reported today on an interesting 2009 decision by Commissioner Dan Saltzman regarding the City of Portland's Children's Levy. Saltzman sits on the levy's allocation committee, which decides who gets grants from a taxpayer-supported initiative that Saltzman often touts as a personal accomplishment. And last year, the allocation committee awarded a three-year, $600,000 grant to CARES ...   More
Monday, May 3, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

Mary Volm, One-Time Candidate for City Hall, Arrested for DUII

Portland Police arrested Mary Volm, a former longtime City of Portland employee who ran unsuccessfully against Commissioner Dan Saltzman in the May primary for City Council, on suspicion of DUII and reckless driving Friday night. Volm had been riding her Vespa scooter in Southwest Portland when Portland Police arrived around 10:30 pm. Friday night's incident was Volm's second arrest for DUII. ...   More
Sunday, August 29, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

Second Offense: Mary Volm Ineligible for DUII Diversion, Faces One-Year Suspension

Friday's DUII arrest of former City of Portland spokeswoman and unsuccessful City Council candidate Mary Volm provides a teachable moment on Oregon DUII law. The first thing to note about Volm's arrest is that she is not eligible for diversion—a program in which a judge agrees to dismiss a DUII charge in exchange for completing a lengthy treatment program. The reason Volm isn't eligible ...   More
Monday, August 30, 2010 JAMES PITKIN


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