Metro Councilors Recruited Ex-Gov. Barbara Roberts

Barbara Roberts

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 Former Gov. Barbara Roberts was enjoying a quiet day at home this past Wednesday morning, when the phone rang.It was a Metro councilor (Roberts prefers not to say which one) calling. Would Roberts, 74, who served as secretary of state from 1985 to 1991 and governor from 1991 to 1995 (she remains the only woman ever to hold that job in Oregon) be willing to help Metro out of a jam?Councilors trying ...   More
 
Friday, February 11, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

Former Gov. Barbara Roberts Applies For Metro Council Vacancy

Barbara Roberts

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Here's a late-breaker: Former Gov. Barbara Roberts is among the eight applicants looking to fill the vacancy on the Metro Council.That's an intriguing wild card in the mix to replace Councilor Robert Liberty, who stepped down last month to take a job at the University of Oregon. Roberts is a Democrat who was governor from 1991 until 1995, and remains a go-to ex-pol when it comes to candidates for other ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 9, 2011 by

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 in Multnomah, ...   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 is really wonderful ...   More
 
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 Jacob Pierce

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 his race against ...   More
 
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 Patrick Guild

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

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

One More Candidate Surfaces to Replace Robert Liberty


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Here's an update to our piece from earlier today about the political fallout from the resignation of Metro Councilor Robert Liberty. There's a new hopeful besides Bob Stacey seeking the appointment to replace Liberty. The new contender is also a Bob—as in Bob Shiprack, a former state legislator and an influential long-time voice for labor at the Capitol. Shiprack retired last year as the ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 5, 2011 HANK STERN

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

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