Help Us Find Mike and Jean, Sam Adams' Own Joe and Jane the Plumber

Sam Adams State of the City
State of the City address

From: Beth Slovic []
Sent: Friday, February 05, 2010 5:34 PM
To: Kaufmann, Roy
Subject: Info Request
Hi Roy,
Thanks for sending the text of the speech along. Very helpful.
I'd like to request the full names and contact info for Jean and Mike.
From: "Kaufmann, Roy"
Date: February 8, 2010 11:23:16 AM PST
To: "Slovic, Beth"
Subject: RE: Info Request
Mike and Jean are just two of the countless Portlanders who approached Mayor Adams to share their stories. When he meets someone, often he asks how the City could be of help. Generally, Mayor Adams doesn't ask them for their last name or contact info.
Roy Kaufmann
Communications Director
Office of Mayor Sam Adams
From: Nigel Jaquiss []
Sent: Monday, February 08, 2010 5:19 PM
To: Kaufmann, Roy
Subject: Jean and Mike
Hi Roy—
Beth shared your response with me.
Just to be absolutely clear:
Mayor Adams talked about Mike and Jean with a level of specificity that piqued my interest.
1. Are you saying that Mike is a real person but Mayor Adams does not know his last name and Jean is a real person but Mayor Adams does not know her last name?
2. Or are Mike and Jean composite characters based on conversations Mayor Adams has had?
3. Can you provide any other information about the dates he met them or other identifying information?
From: Kaufmann, Roy
To: 'Nigel Jaquiss'
Date: 02/09/2010 05:07 PM
Subject: RE: Jean and Mike
As I sought to articulate yesterday, Mayor Adams interacts with countless Portlanders in a given year. The extent to which they share their personal story dictates the level of detail we have. Hope that helps.
So if you are "Jean" or "Mike" or know who they are, please contact us.

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