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

  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

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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

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

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

A Fine Evening at the Aladdin: Candidates Gone Wild

Who knew Multnomah County commission candidate Tom Markgraf once unpacked John Kerry's underwear? Or that his fellow commissioner wannabe, Paul van Orden, once opened for Fugazi? You do, if you attended Candidates Gone Wild last night at the Aladdin Theater. It was the ninth incarnation of the unique political infotainment extravaganza put on by WW, Live Wire and the Bus Project. Once again, ...   More
Tuesday, April 27, 2010 JAMES PITKIN


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