“When distilling this election to the immediate issues facing Portland—public safety, cleanliness, and livability—the PPA’s executive board saw one candidate stand out: Rene Gonzalez.”
Schmidt ran on a reform platform in 2020.
Peterson’s opponent has secured a spate of powerful endorsers, including outgoing Sheriff Mike Reese and the Portland Firefighters Association.
The secretary of state received a complaint alleging Simone Rede’s committee was late to report at least 33 contributions totaling more than $49,400
The bureau lacked policies for more than half of its surveillance tools.
A longtime incumbent now faces a controversial challenger.
“I disagree that it needs to slow down and wait. In fact, it needs the opposite. It needs to move. The mistake would be not doing it.”
In the fall, City Council approved $2.6 million in one-time funding to buy about 600 cameras.
The contract lands at a time when both agencies are grappling with what they describe as historically low staffing levels.
He has “absolutely no qualms” about firing one.
An Army veteran who traveled from Indiana to Portland and threw Molotov cocktails at riot cops receives a decade in prison.
“From the city’s perspective, I think this is a huge step forward in terms of being able to address individuals who are experiencing crises on our streets,” said Mayor Ted Wheeler.
“Well guess what’s going to happen to your fascist heroes today if they show up and try to attack somebody. They’re going to get an ass whooping.”
We asked candidates in the first contested sheriff’s race in over a decade.