The Anti-Fritz Candidate

Rep. Mary Nolan is running for City Council but hasn’t yet connected with voters.

Mary Nolan looks uncomfortable. About 25 people have gathered for a candidates’ forum at the June Key Delta Community Center in North Portland.   More
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 HEIDI GROOVER

Campaign Confidential

WW gets city hall candidates to make public questionnaires used to win special-interest-group support.

If a candidate for mayor knocks on your door and asks for your vote, you probably won’t try to pin him or her down...   More
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 HEIDI GROOVER

Fritz’s Labor Pains

City Commissioner Amanda Fritz says she is the champion of labor unions. So why have they abandoned her?

A union strike, City Commissioner Amanda Fritz says, defined her commitment to public service long before she ran for office. She recalls...   More
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 HEIDI GROOVER

Murmurs: Self-Financing Fritz, PacifiCorp Fines and a Laika Lawsuit

News to whisper in Michele Bachmann’s ear.

City Commissioner Amanda Fritz won her council seat in 2008 with public financing, part of the short-lived experiment in Portland that voters killed last year. Facing re-election in 2012, Fritz    More
Wednesday, December 7, 2011 WW Editorial Staff

Running Out the Meter

Who among the city hall hopefuls has best avoided the parking patrol?

City Hall
Public records offer clues about what politicians are really like. Do they pay their bills, vote or license their dogs? And what about parking tickets? All the major City Hall candidates have them an   More
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

After Hearing, Equity Office Will Return For Vote Late Next Month

Mayor Sam Adams releases budget

Members of local civil rights organizations turned out by the dozens to support the proposed Portland Office of Equity at Wednesday night’s City Council meeting.In public testimony, advocates called out numerous areas of social and racial disparity in Portland, citing statistics and disparity studies as evidence of the city’s need to move forward with the ordinance.Supporters told the council that ...   More
Thursday, September 1, 2011 EMILY GREEN

Equally Confused

Mayor Adams has let his plans for an office of equity become a shambles. Commissioner Fritz may pay the price.

News Stories
It should’ve been a gimme: a city of Portland office devoted to making sure “everyone has access to opportunities necessary to satisfy essential needs, advance their well-being, and achieve thei   More
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 COREY PEIN

Sharon Meieran Jumps Into House District 36 Race

Sharon Meieran

Dr. Sharon Meieran, a Southwest Portland emergency room physician, is the first candidate to form a political action committee and start raising money in House District 36, which includes much of Southwest Portland.Meieran, who earned her medical degree from the University of California-San Francisco in 2002,  is one of a handful of people who had expressed interest in the seat being vacated by ...   More
Wednesday, July 20, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

City Hall: It's Official—Nolan to Challenge Fritz


Rep. Mary Nolan (D-Southwest Portland) told WW this morning she will enter the 2012 City Council race, challenging incumbent Position One Commissioner Amanda Fritz."I have been talking to folks for a few months but just made the final decision in the past few days," Nolan says. "City Hall is where I think I can be most effective."Nolan, 56, brings a wealth of experience to the race. From the mid-70s ...   More
Tuesday, July 5, 2011 by Nigel Jaquiss

Mary Nolan Raising Money Fast—City Hall Next?

mary nolan

Rep. Mary Nolan (D-Southwest Portland) is running for something—and it's probably not the legislative seat she has held for six sessions.While the Legislature is in session, members refrain from raising money. But lawmakers finished their 2011 business yesterday at 2:50 pm and today state filings show Nolan reported 12 contributions totaling $6,950. That's a pretty nice haul, especially considering ...   More
Friday, July 1, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS


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