Buel Defeats Gonzalez In Key Portland Public Schools Board Race

Portland School Board

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Steve Buel defeated incumbent Martin Gonzalez in Tuesday's election in the race for Portland Public Schools board for Zone 4, which includes North Portland.Buel—who has previously served on the board—is leading Gonzalez 54 percent to 44 percent in the race. Another 2 percent of votes went to write-in candidates.The two men also faced each other in 2009. Normally, the power of incumbency ...   More
 
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 WW Staff

Portland School Board Members Calls for Reconstituting District Program


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Portland School Board member Martín González made a bold proposal to reconstitute Portland Public Schools' long-troubled department for teaching English to immigrant and refugee students. The remarks from González came during a heated discussion of the district's chronic problems in that department, an issue recently highlighted in a board-requested audit [PDF] that found ...   More
 
Tuesday, November 30, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

School Board Election Results: González and Knowles Win Zones 4 and 5


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Complete results from Tuesday's special election arrived quickly, given the 14.5 percent voter turnout, and there were a few surprises: The contest for the seat in Zone 5 on Portland Public Schools' Board of Education was not nearly as close as one might have expected between two candidates with long records of school involvement. Pam Knowles beat Scott Bailey 25,055 to 15,479, as of Wednesday ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 20, 2009 BETH SLOVIC

Big Bucks for One Portland School Board Race


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Sonja Henning's seat on the Portland School Board is worth at least $66,025, according to the campaign finance reports of the two candidates running to replace Henning, who's not seeking re-election in Zone 5. As of May 8, Scott Bailey (pictured above) had raised the most with $37,155, including a new $8,000 loan to himself. Among Bailey's biggest endorsers is the teachers' union, which gave ...   More
 
Friday, May 8, 2009 BETH SLOVIC

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