WW Endorsement Interview: After He Quit the City Council Midterm, Should Voters Give Charlie Hales the Mayor's Job?


In 2002, then-City Commissioner Charlie Hales quit his job on the City Council midterm to go to work for streetcar marketer HDR Inc. He came under a lot of criticism then for the move. Now that he's running for mayor, his critics have wondered whether Hales has the staying power for the job, given that he quit one elected position before.In our endorsement interview, we asked Hales why he made the ...   More
Monday, October 15, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Dr. Know: Voting None Of The Above

Who can I write in for mayor that has the best chance of winning?

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I can’t vote for Jefferson Smith for mayor because he is a total fuckup. I can’t vote for Charlie Hales because he’s a lying son of a bitch. At this point, any alternative sounds good. Who c   More
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 MARTY SMITH

Jefferson Smith Cuts Back $50,000 on TV Advertising Buys


The mayoral campaign of Rep. Jefferson Smith (D-East Portland) has reduced its television advertising buys by $50,000 with three weeks left until election day, the campaign tells WW.That reduction is a quarter of the $199,562 worth of TV time the campaign purchased on Oct. 1, the day before WW broke the story that Smith was charged with misdemeanor assault for hitting a woman in the face in 1993. Mark ...   More
Monday, October 15, 2012 AARON MESH

Why The Police Union Dropped Jefferson Smith

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Portland Police Association President Daryl Turner says he started his phone call to Jefferson Smith yesterday saying, “I know this is the last thing you want to hear today.”Turner then delivered the news that his union would be pulling its endorsement of Smith in the wake of stories about his 1993 misdemeanor assault charge for punching a woman at a college party. The fire union did the same thing ...   More
Friday, October 12, 2012 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Two More Elected Officials Withdraw Jefferson Smith Endorsements

Komp, McKeel say they can no longer support him


 Two more political supporters withdrew their endorsements of Rep. Jefferson Smith (D-East Portland) this afternoon, saying they could no longer back his mayoral candidacy after learning of his 1993 misdemeanor assault charge for punching an 18-year-old female student. The two elected officials follow Rep. Carolyn Tomei (D-Milwaukie) and the Portland police and fire unions, which dropped Smith ...   More
Friday, October 12, 2012 Nigel Jaquiss and Aaron Mesh

Police Report And Victim Contradict Smith's Version of 1993 Assault: Updated

Smith Admitted to Punching the Woman, Who Tells WW He Lied Last Week In His Account


Mayoral candidate Rep. Jefferson Smith (D-East Portland) did not tell the truth last week when he described a 1993 incident in which he was charged with misdemeanor assault against a female University of Oregon student, according the victim and the police report of the incident.Smith's victim, now 37, tells WW Smith lied when he made statements last week after WW broke the story of the misdemeanor ...   More
Monday, October 8, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Ted Wheeler Calls Jefferson Smith's Behavior "Unacceptable"

In A Video Interview, Oregon's State Treasurer "Concerned" By Smith Supporters' Online Comments


State Treasurer Ted Wheeler earlier this week weighed in on Facebook about the recent reports that mayoral candidate Rep. Jefferson Smith was charged with a misdemeanor assault in 1993 for punching a woman at a college party.In an interview today with WW, Wheeler explained what prompted him to post his message.Prior to his election as state treasurer, Wheeler said, he served as chair of Multnomah ...   More
Thursday, October 11, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Knocking Himself Out

Despite his background in politics, Jefferson Smith has ignored a basic rule.

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The 37-year-old woman opened the front door of her Portland home at 8 am on Oct. 1 to see Jefferson Smith standing in front of her. She knew immediately who...   More
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

One Question: Would You Vote to Permit Construction of the CRC in its Current Form?

The City of Portland has been a minor player in the proposed $3.5 billion Columbia River Crossing—with its wide freeway bridges and light rail to Vancouver, Wash. But the mega-project will pro   More
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 TROY BRYNELSON

Jefferson Smith Sits Down for Lengthy KATU Interview

"Y'all are getting played like a fiddle."


Mayoral candidate Rep. Jefferson Smith (D-East Portland) and his wife, Katy Lesowski Smith, gave an exclusive television interview to KATU'S Anna Canzano last night. KATU has run a 26-minute video of their conversation on its website. Smith, who faces former City Commissioner Charlie Hales in the Nov. 6 general election, was responding to stories earlier this week about a criminal citation he received ...   More
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS


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