Multnomah Education Service District Position 3
Erica Thatcher - NonpartisanDemocracy Resources and as chairwoman of the Multnomah County Young Democrats. She wants MESD to follow students of adult-education programs after they graduate to see if such alternative schools measure up to more traditional schools in terms of job preparation. She also backs a program supported by the outgoing incumbent, Harry Ainsworth: the Reconnecting Youth program, which aims to help students aged 19 to 25 earn high-school diplomas. Thatcher is a self-described wonk who works as an administrative director at
Her opponent, retired economist Bob Clark, failed to show up for WW’s endorsement interview.