Tom Hughes Establishes A Road Map for Future Candidates


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There are at least a couple of interesting lessons in Tom Hughes' narrow victory over Bob Stacey in the Metro Council president's race. That victory, finally decided on Nov. 11, ended up with a difference of less than one percentage point—about 1,000 votes out of nearly 400,000 counted. As noted earlier, the unusually high number of write-in votes far exceeded Hughes' margin of victory. Here ...   More
 
Monday, November 15, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Robert Liberty Resigning from Metro; Successor Could Be Bob Stacey


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Metro Councilor Robert Liberty announced his resignation from the Metro Council today. Liberty, a former director of the land-use group 1000 Friends of Oregon, first won election to Metro in 2004, representing District 6, which covers parts of Northeast, Southeast and Southwest Portland. Liberty, who earned his law degree at Harvard, is returning to the University of Oregon, where he studied ...   More
 
Monday, January 3, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

Metro Musical Chairs: If Bob Stacey Had 1000 More Friends...


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In the wake of Metro Councilor Robert Liberty's resignation, former 1000 Friends of Oregon Executive Director Bob Stacey is so far the front-runner to serve out the remaining two years of Liberty's term. Yesterday, new Metro Council President Tom Hughes said Stacey was the only potential successor who had formally announced interest in the job, although Hughes says he expects others to express ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 5, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

Suspect in Alleged 1000 Friends of Oregon Theft Has Prior Felony Convictions


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Just before Christmas, WW reported that 1000 Friends of Oregon is dealing with the alleged theft of a substantial sum of money. Multiple sources familiar with the case have identified the suspect at the 35-year-old land use group as its former development director, Lori A. Meadows. As 1000 Friends' development director, Meadows was responsible for raising money for the non-profit, which in ...   More
 
Thursday, January 6, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

Aboard the Portland Spirit with Tom Hughes


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The Portland Spirit is nice enough for a yacht well into its second decade of service. She was calm tonight in the Willamette, only stirred by the occasional tugboat. Like Metro president candidate Tom Hughes, this wasn’t her first election party. Hughes, the former two-term mayor of Hillsboro, took it easy as backers arrived for what turned out to be a close election night in ...   More
 
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 Patrick Guild

Nervous Bob Stacey Supporters Watch Tight Race at Rontoms


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  Awaiting the results in the close race for Metro president tonight with candidate Bob Stacey were about 200 nervous supporters in the dimly lit, normally laid-back Rontoms bar on East Burnside Street. At 8:30 pm, KGW reported that Stacey took 57 percent of the vote in Multnomah County, which pleased Stacey—the former executive director of 1000 Friends of Oregon. “This ...   More
 
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 Jacob Pierce

The Metro President’s Race: Bob Stacey vs. Tom Hughes


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  After combining to raise more than $1 million in their bids to be the next president of Metro, Bob Stacey and Tom Hughes will learn tonight who’s the winner. And what are Stacey (top photo) and Hughes (bottom photo) trying to win? The chance to be president of the only elected regional government in the country—a government whose purview covers about 1.5 million people ...   More
 
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 Patrick Guild

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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