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Tuesday, April 27, 2010 HANK STERN

Metro Council President Race: Bob Stacey Officially In

Our previous reports that 1000 Friends of Oregon executive director Bob Stacey was considering a run for the $114,000-per-year Metro Council President's job next year have advanced a step. Stacey made his candidacy official last week, when he quietly filed a committee with the Secretary of State, as candidates are required to do. The job, which entails heading an agency responsible for land ...   More
Thursday, July 9, 2009 NIGEL JAQUISS

Sen. Jackie Dingfelder Says No Thanks to A Metro Run in 2010

Scratch state Sen. Jackie Dingfelder (D-Portland) from the list of candidates next year for Metro Council president. Dingfelder, who said in May during the legislative session that people had approached her about running, says she has now decided against it because she likes being in the majority party in the Legislature where she is chairwoman of the Senate Environment and Natural Resources ...   More
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 HANK STERN

Tom Hughes Enters Metro Prez Race

Former Hillsboro Mayor Tom Hughes told WW today that he is entering the Metro Council President's race. Hughes, a 66-year-old retired school teacher, served two terms as Hillsboro mayor. He finished his service in January 2009 and is currently employed as a lobbyist at the Tonkon Torp law firm. "I won't do an official announcement until the new year, but I'm in the race," says Hughes, who ...   More
Wednesday, December 9, 2009 NIGEL JAQUISS

Oregon League of Conservation Voters Endorses in the Metro Prez Race

No, we are not going to report every endorsement handed out this election season. But the Oregon League of Conservation Voters carries weight in the Metro race, since many of those who follow the regional government are environmentally conscious. And, OLCV is clearly looking to raise its profile after the hiring last October of Jon Isaacs, who formerly ran FuturePac —the Oregon House Democrats ...   More
Thursday, January 14, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Metro Prez Race Heats Up

The three-way Metro Council President's race figures to be a compelling battle among three-term Councilor Rex Burkholder (above) a founder of the Bicycle Transportation Alliance; an environmental leader with broad experience in Bob Stacey (below), the former director of 1000 Friends of Oregon; and Tom Hughes, a popular two-term Hillsboro mayor with strong economic development credentials. At ...   More
Monday, January 25, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

1000 Friends Names New Boss

The environmental group 1000 Friends of Oregon named a replacement for former Executive Director Bob Stacey, who left the group last year to run for Metro Council President. Here's the news release: 1000 Friends of Oregon announced today that Jason Miner has been named as its new Executive Director. Miner brings seventeen years of experience in land use planning and natural resource stewardship ...   More
Friday, March 19, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Metro President Candidate Burkholder Erred In Voters' Pamphlet

Rex Burkholder, one of three candidates running to be Metro Council President, admitted today that he made a claim on his Oregon Voters' Pamphlet statement that is untrue. In the section titled "Occupational Background," Burkholder wrote "Co-founded Cloudburst Recycling." Cloudburst is an east-side residential recycling company owned by David and Michela McMahon. David McMahon said today that ...   More
Tuesday, April 6, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

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


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