Senior Assistant AG Faces Elections Complaint


One lingering elections complaint remains unresolved from the recently-completed May primary. In that complaint, Portland lawyer Patricia McGuire, alleges that Donna Maddux, a senior assistant attorney general in the Oregon Department of Justice's Medicaid Fraud unit, of sending out a political email during work hours from her Department of Justice email address. "On May 4, 2012 at 12:29 pm, Donna ...   More
Wednesday, June 6, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

House Candidate Fears Being Labeled a “Lobbyist”—Even Though She Is One


Jennifer Williamson, who is seeking the Democratic nomination in Oregon House District 36 (Southwest Portland), seems to be struggling with being called a “lobbyist.” She is a lobbyist—but her claim that her opponent might try to label her as one raises questions about the accuracy of one of Williamson’s own campaign mailers. In the mailer, which reached Democratic voters in late April, Williamson ...   More
Friday, May 4, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Election is Coming

For the City Hall throne and other races, we reveal our picks for the 2012 primary.

Cover Story
Candidate Photography by Kenton Waltz This local election season has had all the intrigue of Game of Thrones, with scheming, betrayals...   More
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Doctor in the House? Or Senate?

Oregon medicos flock to state politics as the stakes for health-care reform grow.

The average emergency-room doctor makes about $250,000 a year, but Dr. Sharon Meieran says she now makes “well under” that...   More
Wednesday, April 4, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Sharon Meieran Jumps Into House District 36 Race

Sharon Meieran

Dr. Sharon Meieran, a Southwest Portland emergency room physician, is the first candidate to form a political action committee and start raising money in House District 36, which includes much of Southwest Portland.Meieran, who earned her medical degree from the University of California-San Francisco in 2002,  is one of a handful of people who had expressed interest in the seat being vacated by ...   More
Wednesday, July 20, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS


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