And Then Were Three: The Finalists To Replace Margaret Carter

Multnomah County Democrats have chosen three candidates as contenders to replace former state Sen. Margaret Carter, who left office last month to take a state job. The three people forwarded last night by a meeting of county Democrats for the county Board of Commissioners to consider next week as the new senator in Senate District 22 are state Rep. Chip Shields; former state Rep. Jo Ann Bowman; ...   More
Friday, September 18, 2009 JONATHAN CROWL

The Latest News In House District 43

When last we left legislative politics in North and Northeast Portland, the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners had just chosen Chip Shields as the new senator in Senate District 22 to replace Margaret Carter after she stepped down to take a state job. Shields' selection two weeks ago of course created a new legislative void because the Democratic lawmaker had been in the state House representing ...   More
Wednesday, October 7, 2009 HANK STERN

The Three Finalists in Oregon House District 43

The Multnomah County Democrats have selected Lew Frederick (photo above) , Karol Collymore and Eddie Lincoln as final candidates for the vacant District 43 seat in the Oregon House. The vacancy is the result of former Rep. Chip Shields' appointment to the Oregon state Senate.Seventy-nine precinct committee persons voted tonight to send the trio pf candidates in front of the Multnomah County Board ...   More
Wednesday, October 14, 2009 JONATHAN CROWL

House District 43: It's Lew Frederick

The Multnomah County Board of Commissioners today chose Lew Frederick, a Democrat, to represent parts of North and Northeast Portland in the state House of Representatives. Frederick, a former TV reporter and current member of the state Board of Education, will fill the House District 43 seat vacated last month when the county board selected then-Rep. Chip Shields, also a Democrat, to fill a ...   More
Thursday, October 22, 2009 JAMES PITKIN

UPDATED: Karol Collymore Files For County Commissioner Position Two

The political dominoes are falling fast this morning. Karol Collymore, an aide to Multnomah County Commissioner Jeff Cogen, this morning filed (PDF) to run for her boss's seat. Cogen will switch his filing to run for County Chair Ted Wheeler's spot. "I just think it's the natural next step for me in my political career," Collymore says. "I've worked at the county for three years with Jeff ...   More
Tuesday, March 9, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Collymore and Currie Racking up Endorsements in County Race

Two of the candidates in the suddenly interesting Multnomah County commission District 2 race are racking up endorsements almost as quickly as former county Chair Ted Wheeler accepted the job of state treasurer this week. The District 2 race to represent North and Northeast Portland was set off after Wheeler's decision prompted Commissioner Jeff Cogen to abandon his re-election bid in that district. ...   More
Friday, March 12, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Candidates Gone Wild Takes Over The Aladdin Theater on April 26!

Witness acts of political mischief hosted by Storm Large! See candidates do battle! Included on that list of worthies are Metro president wannabes Rex Burkholder, Tom Hughes and Bob Stacey and candidates for Multnomah County Board of Commissioners. Drink beer, listen to live performances, be entertained by surprise guests! You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll pee your pants! The event takes ...   More
Wednesday, March 31, 2010 Christie Wright

County Candidate Gets Big Lift from Ron Wyden (Updated with New Numbers)

In a rare move for Portland politics, a sitting U.S. senator has put his weight behind a candidate for local office. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) has plowed $5,000 from his federal PAC into Loretta Smith's campaign for Multnomah County commissioner. Smith has been an aide to Wyden for 20 years. Josh Kardon, Wyden's former chief of staff, has also given $1,000 to Smith's campaign. Those contributions ...   More
Tuesday, April 13, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Election Hangover Report

We're just staggering back to life here at WW after a post-election soiree at nearby Joe's Cellar that lasted into the wee hours. But I'd hate to deprive anybody about the insightful analysis we shared over a few pitchers, so here are some highlights as we pored over the local and state numbers: 1) There was general surprise that Washington County Commissioner Andy Duyck won the county chairman's ...   More
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 HANK STERN


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