BREAKING NEWS: Adams Not Running For Re-Election as Portland Mayor (Updated)

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Portland Mayor Sam Adams won't run for re-election.Adams released a statement this afternoon—after WW first reported he wasn't going to seek a second term—announcing his decision not to run again.In an interview with WW this afternoon, Adams talks about his decision not to run for re-election. Listen below or download the MP3 here. WW has also learned ...   More
 
Friday, July 29, 2011 COREY PEIN

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

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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"

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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

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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

Jeff Cogen Announces He Will Not Run for Mayor of Portland

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Multnomah County Chair Jeff Cogen announced this morning he will not run for mayor of Portland in 2012."After thinking about it, I've decided there's a lot still to do at Multnomah County," Cogen said. "It does not feel like the right time to walk away."Cogen was seen as a strong potential challenger to incumbent Mayor Sam Adams, should Adams decide to seek re-election. Cogen had said he was considering ...   More
 
Monday, July 18, 2011 JAMES PITKIN

Divining The Campaign Finance Entrails (Mayoral Edition)

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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

Charlie Hales Takes a Shot at Mayor Adams

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In our lengthy interview with Mayoral Candidate Charlie Hales, the subject of hiring bureau chiefs came up.  Without mentioning any names, Hales fired a shot at Mayor Sam Adams' January promotion of his chief of staff Tom Miller, to become the head of the Portland Bureau of Transportation.  The $150,000 job involves the management of 700 people and Hales thinks that the lack of a search process ...   More
 
Saturday, July 2, 2011

Many Questions Remain After Press Conference for Police Shotgun Shooting

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After a Friday afternoon press conference with Mayor Sam Adams and Police Chief Mike Reese, plenty remains unclear about why a Central Precinct officer on Thursday shot a 20-year-old man with a gun that under police rules should never carry lethal ammunition. Police bureau managers suggested Officer Dane Reister violated several safeguards when he fired four live rounds from a bright-orange shotgun ...   More
 
Friday, July 1, 2011 COREY PAUL

Mayor Sam Adams' Delay Prompts Multnomah County Sheriff to Close the File on River Patrol Plan (Updated With Adams' Response)

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After waiting more than three months to hear back from Mayor Sam Adams about Adams' own plan to have Portland take over river-patrol duties, Multnomah County Sheriff Dan Staton on Tuesday sent Adams a stinging letter calling the matter "closed.""Unfortunately, even after numerous attempts by my staff to contact your office over the last three months, we have been unable to further the inquiry or come ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 22, 2011 JAMES PITKIN

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