Video: Fritz Explains How She Differs From Nolan

Amanda Fritz and Mary Nolan

News
The mayoral race may be the most prominent electoral contest that Portland voters will see on the May 15 primary ballots, but the City Council race between incumbent Commissioner Amanda Fritz and State Rep. Mary Nolan (D-Portland) is just as closely contested.In this clip from WW's endorsement interview with Fritz and Nolan, we asked the candidates explain what they see as their fundamental differences. ...   More
 
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 by Corey Pein

Rotten Tomatoes: Political Hopefuls Belt Tunes, Trade Barbs at Candidates Gone Wild

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News
Tuesday night's Candidates Gone Wild featured mayhem and embarrassment: political hopefuls belted show tunes, answered questions on Portland history, and built a mini-Columbia River Crossing for a dog. But with the three mayoral candidates locked in a tight race, the show was more tense and barbed than in past years.Jefferson Smith and Charlie Hales both took pointed jabs at a "$4 tomato"—a not-especially-veiled ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 AARON MESH

The Anti-Fritz Candidate

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


Elections
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.


Elections
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?


Elections
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.


Murmurs
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

News
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

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