Former Water Allies Exchange Fire


The latest ballot initiative attempting to wrangle control of Portland water from City Hall has drawn fire from the backers of the first ballot initiative.The coalition of environmental activists on Monday submitted the new ballot initiative, which would create a "people's water trust" to oversee city decisions on water. They say it's designed to work with or without the first initiative—which was ...   More
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 by Aaron Mesh

Murmurs: Forget it, Fritz—it’s Chinatown.

The long-running battle whether Portland Mayor Charlie Hales was a legally registered Oregon voter when he filed for office in 2011 took an odd turn this week. On Aug. 26, a Marion County judge dismis   More
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Green Party Activist Sues Kate Brown Over Hales Elections Complaint


Seth Woolley, a Green Party activist and two-time candidate for Secretary of State, has filed suit (PDF) in Marion County Court against Secretary of State Kate Brown alleging that the elections division, which Brown controls, failed to properly investigate an earlier elections complaint Woolley filed against then-mayoral candidate Charlie Hales.Woolley had maintained that Hales was not a legally registered ...   More
Tuesday, March 19, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

Brown Tops Buehler to Remain Secretary of State

Third-Party Spoilers Fail to Hurt Incumbent


Despite strong opposition from political newcomer Dr. Knute Buehler, a Republican, incumbent Democratic Secretary of State Kate Brown won a surprisingly easy victory tonight. Brown leads Buehler, 51 percent to 44 percent.Brown, the former Senate majority leader, drew on strong support from public employee unions and other allies she’s built over her 20-year political career. Buehler, an orthopedic ...   More
Tuesday, November 6, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Hales Faces Elections Complaint: Updated


An elections-law complaint against former City Commissioner Charlie Hales threatens his campaign for mayor. Portlander Seth Woolley, a Green Party activist, filed complaints late Tuesday with the city auditor, Multnomah County and the state Elections Division based on facts reported by WW over the past year. The complaint alleges Hales wasn’t a legal voter in Oregon when he filed to run for mayor—a ...   More
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Multnomah County Elections Dismisses Hales Complaint: Updated


Multnomah County Elections Director Tim Scott this afternoon rejected a complaint filed yesterday against mayoral candidate Charlie Hales.That complaint alleged Hales was not a legally registered Oregon voter when he filed to run for mayor. Here's Scott's response the complainant, Seth Woolley:Mr. Woolley, I have reviewed your letter of April 17, 2012, in which you request an investigation by my ...   More
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS


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