Election Day: Fritz Goes All-In


Last year, WW reported that more than 10 percent of City Commissioner Amanda Fritz's household income came from her son's online poker winnings.But in her re-election campaign against a well-financed challenger, State Rep. Mary Nolan (D-Southwest) Portland, Fritz has shown herself to be a high-stakes gambler herself.Although Fritz announced at the outset of her campaign she would limit contributions ...   More
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Scrubbing All Their Jobs Talk

Everyone running for City Hall wants to help Portland’s economy. But not all their claims of being “job creators” add up.

City Commissioner Amanda Fritz wants you to believe she has created jobs in Portland...   More
Wednesday, May 9, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS , COREY PEIN

The Fritz-Nolan City Council Race is Even

Amanda Fritz and Mary Nolan

State Rep. Mary Nolan (D-Portland) has pulled even in her challenge to City Commissioner Amanda Fritz with less than two weeks to go before the May 15 primary election. A new KATU poll conducted by SurveyUSA shows Nolan with 34 percent and Fritz with 31 among likely voters. The survey has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.2 percent. There’s still a lot of ground for either woman to gain: the poll ...   More
Monday, May 7, 2012 WWeek Editorial Staff

Candidate for City Council, Feeling Ignored, Sues OPB


One of the long-shot candidates for Portland City Council has sued Oregon Public Broadcasting in small claims court for holding an on-air discussion between the leading candidates in the race—but failing to invite him.David Gwyther alleges in his suit that OPB owes him $2,012 for leaving him out of an April 16 "Think Out Loud" segment featuring Amanda Fritz and Mary Nolan, the frontrunners in the ...   More
Friday, May 4, 2012 ALEX TOMCHAK SCOTT

Fritz Continues To Self-Fund Re-Election Campaign


Mayoral candidate Eileen Brady and her husband, Brian Rohter, have contributed generously to Brady's campaign—$95,508 in cash and loans (including a bequest from Rohter's late mother). That is a lot of money but less than 10 percent of the more than $1 million Brady has raised in her initial foray into politics. Somewhat surprisingly, City Commissioner Amanda Fritz who first won election in 2008 ...   More
Tuesday, May 1, 2012 by Nigel Jaquiss

Election is Coming

For the City Hall throne and other races, we reveal our picks for the 2012 primary.

Cover Story
Candidate Photography by Kenton Waltz This local election season has had all the intrigue of Game of Thrones, with scheming, betrayals...   More
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Video: Fritz Explains How She Differs From Nolan

Amanda Fritz and Mary Nolan

The mayoral race may be the most prominent electoral contest that Portland voters will see on the May 15 primary ballots, but the City Council race between incumbent Commissioner Amanda Fritz and State Rep. Mary Nolan (D-Portland) is just as closely contested.In this clip from WW's endorsement interview with Fritz and Nolan, we asked the candidates explain what they see as their fundamental differences. ...   More
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 by Corey Pein

Rotten Tomatoes: Political Hopefuls Belt Tunes, Trade Barbs at Candidates Gone Wild


Tuesday night's Candidates Gone Wild featured mayhem and embarrassment: political hopefuls belted show tunes, answered questions on Portland history, and built a mini-Columbia River Crossing for a dog. But with the three mayoral candidates locked in a tight race, the show was more tense and barbed than in past years.Jefferson Smith and Charlie Hales both took pointed jabs at a "$4 tomato"—a not-especially-veiled ...   More
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 AARON MESH

Oregonian Retracts Erroneous Column About Mary Nolan


Newspapers make mistakes all the time and regularly correct those mistakes. But the corrective step The Oregonian took today is fairly unusual: The daily deleted free-lance columnist Dave Lister's April 12 column slamming State Rep. Mary Nolan (D-Portland).Nolan is in a contentious race for Portland City Council against incumbent Commissioner Amanda Fritz. It's worth noting that Lister's column ...   More
Saturday, April 14, 2012 by Nigel Jaquiss


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