Mayor Charlie Hales and Commissioner Steve Novick Respond to Ray Horton's Recall Effort


Today's edition of WW features an interview with Ray Horton, the Mount Tabor retiree who is fighting a proposed Portland "street fee" by trying to recall Mayor Charlie Hales and Commissioner Steve Novick. Horton says he filed his recall petitions on July 11 because Hales and Novick "have a dismissive attitude toward people who express concerns about budgeting."WW asked both officials to respond to ...   More
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 by Aaron Mesh

A Night With The Recall Sam Adams Campaign

There were three TV news vans out front of Nick's Coney Island restaurant Thursday evening by 5:30pm, a half hour before the first rally for the Recall Sam Adams political action committee. Too many bulky cameras, microphones, and stiff newscaster hair left the already tight Nick's easily packed by 6 pm. The bartenders were busy pouring beers, and TV newscasters were “testing testing ...   More
Thursday, May 14, 2009 Megan Brescini

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

May We Interrupt Your Day, July 13, 2009

has begun to collect the 32,183 signatures needed to get a recall question on the ballot, May We Interrupt Your Day wanted to know how the Sam Adams situation has shaken out on the street. In this episode we ask: "Would you support a recall vote for Mayor Sam Adams?" has begun to collect the 32,183 signatures needed to get a recall question on the ballot, May We Interrupt Your Day wanted to know ...   More
Monday, July 13, 2009 Shawn O'bryant

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

Updated: Sam Adams Recallers vs. Longtime Local Journalist

Lee Perlman, a prolific reporter for the Hollywood Star News and other local publications, tangled with volunteers who were gathering signatures for the campaign to recall Mayor Sam Adams on Thursday, according to two volunteers. Around 11 am, volunteer Gaye Harris says a man approached her in the parking lot of Albina Community Bank on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and acted as if he wanted ...   More
Friday, August 7, 2009 BETH SLOVIC

Police Arrest Journalist Who Allegedly Defaced Recall Petitions

Portland Police this morning arrested Lee Perlman, the reporter for the Hollywood Star News who allegedly defaced a petition to recall Mayor Sam Adams last week. The charge Perlman faces is criminal mischief (PDF) in the third degree, a misdemeanor. Reached by phone last week, Perlman offered no clear explanation for his actions, saying over and over again that he had "sloppy handwriting." ...   More
Thursday, August 13, 2009 BETH SLOVIC

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

Avel Gordly Will Take A Top Role In The Second Effort To Recall Mayor Sam Adams

Former state Sen. Avel Gordly signed up for a role today as chief petitioner and spokesperson for the second attempt to recall Mayor Sam Adams. Gordly, 62, retired from the Legislature in 2008 after 17 years of service and now teaches at Portland State University. Her new prominent role in the second recall could thrust Gordly back into the kind of partisan battles she decried as a lawmaker. ...   More
Tuesday, October 20, 2009 NIGEL JAQUISS


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