Running For Covers

Commissioner Amanda Fritz now wants to protect the city’s reservoirs with plastic.


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City Commissioner Amanda Fritz is shopping for pool covers.  Fritz has been making the rounds at City Hall pushing a plan to install plastic floating “membrane” covers to protect Portla   More
 
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Fritz Forgives $50,000 Loan to Her Own Campaign

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City Commissioner Amanda Fritz—in a difficult fight for re-election—fueled her primary campaign with $50,000 in loans from her own pocket. Fritz, who would accept only contributions up to $50, needed the money to hang on against a strong challenge from state Rep. Mary Nolan (D-Portland.)Fritz has now forgiven that loan—which in effect turns the $50,000 into one big contribution to her own campaign, ...   More
 
Tuesday, August 7, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Portland's 2nd Annual "Big Float" Boasts a Big Turnout

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More than 1,400 people took to the Willamette River's east bank near the Hawthorne Bridge Sunday afternoon, clad with floaties, inner-tubes and kayaks to participate in the second annual Big Float to promote recreational use of the city's main body of water. The event—organized by Will Levenson of Popina Swimwear—included a performance from local artist Violet Isle and an attempt to break ...   More
 
Monday, July 30, 2012 SAM STITES

Murmurs: Financing on the Fritz

The slippery slope of campaign contributions.


Murmurs
 Did City Commissioner Amanda Fritz violate her campaign-contribution limits? Fritz has based her political career on her independence from undue influence. In her re-election campaign, she   More
 
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Election Day: Fritz Goes All-In

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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.


Elections
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

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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

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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

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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

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