Jefferson Smith Is Running For Mayor


Bus Project founder and State Rep. Jefferson Smith (D-East Portland) announced today that he will run for mayor. The current field of candidates to replace Mayor Sam Adams includes former City Commissioner Charlie Hales and New Seasons Market co-founder Eileen Brady.WW previously reported that Smith was considering entering the race. Today, Smith says, he received treatment for a corneal abrasion, ...   More
Tuesday, September 13, 2011 COREY PEIN

Murmurs: Maybe Mayors, Man Booker and the City Dole

No anniversaries here.

Two prominent lawmakers are close to major career moves: Two-term state Rep. Jefferson Smith (D-East Portland) spent the weekend at the coast with his wife to arrive at a decision whether to enter t   More
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 WW Editorial Staff

Hotseat: Eileen Brady

She’s running for mayor based on her business experience.

City Hall
Four years ago, Eileen Brady considered at launching her political career by challenging a two-term U.S. senator, Gordon Smith. At the time, some—including this newspaper—suggested she run for m   More
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 COREY PEIN

Eileen Brady on Adams' Decision: 'It Doesn't Change Much About My Campaign'


New Seasons co-founder Eileen Brady tells WW that Mayor Sam Adams' announcement today that he won't seek re-election will have little effect on the substance of her campaign going forward. "It doesn't change much about my campaign," says Brady, who was the first candidate to announce she was running for mayor in 2012. "I wasn't running against Sam. I was running for the people of Portland."Brady ...   More
Friday, July 29, 2011 JAMES PITKIN

Charlie Hales on Mayor Adams' Decision: "Sam Had a Terrible Hill to Climb"


Former City Commissioner Charlie Hales says he’s surprised by Mayor Sam Adams’ announcement that he won’t seek re-election as Portland mayor. But Hales—who’s running for the job himself— said his campaign will continue to focus on what he can bring to the job. “I was expecting him to run for re-election,” Hales told WW Friday afternoon. “But I was never running in opposition to Sam. ...   More
Friday, July 29, 2011 WWeek Staff

Jefferson Smith Ponders Entering Mayor's Race


Two powerful unions paid for a poll last week to find out how strong Mayor Sam Adams is in his bid for re-election next year. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 75 and Service Employees International Local 49 paid for the poll. While it's unclear what the results showed, it's probably no accident that a high-profile lawmaker is now at least considering entering the ...   More
Friday, July 22, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

Divining The Campaign Finance Entrails (Mayoral Edition)


It's way too early for normal people who have balance in their lives to pay any attention to the mayoral race.  And then there are reporters. The primary is 10 months away and incumbent Sam Adams has not even announced yet that he will be seeking reelection. Still, here are some interesting (to us) details about the money that announced candidates Charlie Hales and Eileen Brady have raised.Largest ...   More
Monday, July 11, 2011

Eileen Brady's Limited-Time Offer


Oh boy, election mail. As hard as it is to get excited about political spam, the following line, in a fundraising letter from Portland mayoral candidate Eileen Brady, caught our eye:"Please consider making a contribution to my campaign… $1,000, $500, $250, $100, $50 or whatever you can give by our June 30th deadline," the letter says.Intentionally or not, the cut-off date makes Brady's candidacy ...   More
Wednesday, June 22, 2011 COREY PEIN

City Hall: Eileen Brady Nears Announcement on Mayoral Run


Eileen Brady, a co-founder of New Seasons Markets, continues to move toward challenging Mayor Sam Adams in the May 2012 primary.More than a month after first announcing her interest in the race, Brady says she's had conversations with Gov. John Kitzhaber's pollster, Dave Metz of the California-based Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates. She's also talked with veteran campaign operative ...   More
Thursday, May 5, 2011 BETH SLOVIC


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