Why The Police Union Dropped Jefferson Smith

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Portland Police Association President Daryl Turner says he started his phone call to Jefferson Smith yesterday saying, “I know this is the last thing you want to hear today.”Turner then delivered the news that his union would be pulling its endorsement of Smith in the wake of stories about his 1993 misdemeanor assault charge for punching a woman at a college party. The fire union did the same thing ...   More
 
Friday, October 12, 2012 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Two More Elected Officials Withdraw Jefferson Smith Endorsements

Komp, McKeel say they can no longer support him

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 Two more political supporters withdrew their endorsements of Rep. Jefferson Smith (D-East Portland) this afternoon, saying they could no longer back his mayoral candidacy after learning of his 1993 misdemeanor assault charge for punching an 18-year-old female student. The two elected officials follow Rep. Carolyn Tomei (D-Milwaukie) and the Portland police and fire unions, which dropped Smith ...   More
 
Friday, October 12, 2012 Nigel Jaquiss and Aaron Mesh

Police Report And Victim Contradict Smith's Version of 1993 Assault: Updated

Smith Admitted to Punching the Woman, Who Tells WW He Lied Last Week In His Account

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Mayoral candidate Rep. Jefferson Smith (D-East Portland) did not tell the truth last week when he described a 1993 incident in which he was charged with misdemeanor assault against a female University of Oregon student, according the victim and the police report of the incident.Smith's victim, now 37, tells WW Smith lied when he made statements last week after WW broke the story of the misdemeanor ...   More
 
Monday, October 8, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Ted Wheeler Calls Jefferson Smith's Behavior "Unacceptable"

In A Video Interview, Oregon's State Treasurer "Concerned" By Smith Supporters' Online Comments

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State Treasurer Ted Wheeler earlier this week weighed in on Facebook about the recent reports that mayoral candidate Rep. Jefferson Smith was charged with a misdemeanor assault in 1993 for punching a woman at a college party.In an interview today with WW, Wheeler explained what prompted him to post his message.Prior to his election as state treasurer, Wheeler said, he served as chair of Multnomah ...   More
 
Thursday, October 11, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Knocking Himself Out

Despite his background in politics, Jefferson Smith has ignored a basic rule.


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The 37-year-old woman opened the front door of her Portland home at 8 am on Oct. 1 to see Jefferson Smith standing in front of her. She knew immediately who...   More
 
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

One Question: Would You Vote to Permit Construction of the CRC in its Current Form?


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The City of Portland has been a minor player in the proposed $3.5 billion Columbia River Crossing—with its wide freeway bridges and light rail to Vancouver, Wash. But the mega-project will pro   More
 
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 TROY BRYNELSON

Jefferson Smith Sits Down for Lengthy KATU Interview

"Y'all are getting played like a fiddle."

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Mayoral candidate Rep. Jefferson Smith (D-East Portland) and his wife, Katy Lesowski Smith, gave an exclusive television interview to KATU'S Anna Canzano last night. KATU has run a 26-minute video of their conversation on its website. Smith, who faces former City Commissioner Charlie Hales in the Nov. 6 general election, was responding to stories earlier this week about a criminal citation he received ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Murmurs: A Columbia River... Tunnel?

Taking the CRC debate underground.


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Mayoral candidate Jefferson Smith has released a 1994 settlement agreement that got him off the hook for a misdemeanor assault charge. Smith, then a University of Oregon student, injured a woman   More
 
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

One Question: A Sustainability Center Or HQ Hotel—What Gets The Money?


Elections
Last month, the Portland Development Commission resumed negotiations on two long-debated projects requiring millions in public subsidies: an office tower in Southwest Portland without a carbon f   More
 
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 AARON MESH

Smith Releases Assault Diversion Agreement

Candidate admitted conduct "wrongful"; Woman needed stitches

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Mayoral candidate Rep. Jefferson Smith (D-Portland) today released to WW a 1994 diversion agreement arising from an assault charge he faced after an off-campus party Smith attended while a University of Oregon student. (A copy of the settlement is here and here.)As WW reported yesterday, Smith scuffled with a young woman who was reportedly drunk and angry at him because she thought he had tipped her ...   More
 
Tuesday, October 2, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

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