Scrubbing All Their Jobs Talk

Everyone running for City Hall wants to help Portland’s economy. But not all their claims of being “job creators” add up.


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City Commissioner Amanda Fritz wants you to believe she has created jobs in Portland...   More
 
Wednesday, May 9, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS , COREY PEIN

The Fritz-Nolan City Council Race is Even

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State Rep. Mary Nolan (D-Portland) has pulled even in her challenge to City Commissioner Amanda Fritz with less than two weeks to go before the May 15 primary election. A new KATU poll conducted by SurveyUSA shows Nolan with 34 percent and Fritz with 31 among likely voters. The survey has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.2 percent. There’s still a lot of ground for either woman to gain: the poll ...   More
 
Monday, May 7, 2012 WWeek Editorial Staff

Candidate for City Council, Feeling Ignored, Sues OPB

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One of the long-shot candidates for Portland City Council has sued Oregon Public Broadcasting in small claims court for holding an on-air discussion between the leading candidates in the race—but failing to invite him.David Gwyther alleges in his suit that OPB owes him $2,012 for leaving him out of an April 16 "Think Out Loud" segment featuring Amanda Fritz and Mary Nolan, the frontrunners in the ...   More
 
Friday, May 4, 2012 ALEX TOMCHAK SCOTT

Fritz Continues To Self-Fund Re-Election Campaign

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Mayoral candidate Eileen Brady and her husband, Brian Rohter, have contributed generously to Brady's campaign—$95,508 in cash and loans (including a bequest from Rohter's late mother). That is a lot of money but less than 10 percent of the more than $1 million Brady has raised in her initial foray into politics. Somewhat surprisingly, City Commissioner Amanda Fritz who first won election in 2008 ...   More
 
Tuesday, May 1, 2012 by Nigel Jaquiss

Video: Fritz Explains How She Differs From Nolan

Amanda Fritz and Mary Nolan

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The mayoral race may be the most prominent electoral contest that Portland voters will see on the May 15 primary ballots, but the City Council race between incumbent Commissioner Amanda Fritz and State Rep. Mary Nolan (D-Portland) is just as closely contested.In this clip from WW's endorsement interview with Fritz and Nolan, we asked the candidates explain what they see as their fundamental differences. ...   More
 
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 by Corey Pein

Rotten Tomatoes: Political Hopefuls Belt Tunes, Trade Barbs at Candidates Gone Wild

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Tuesday night's Candidates Gone Wild featured mayhem and embarrassment: political hopefuls belted show tunes, answered questions on Portland history, and built a mini-Columbia River Crossing for a dog. But with the three mayoral candidates locked in a tight race, the show was more tense and barbed than in past years.Jefferson Smith and Charlie Hales both took pointed jabs at a "$4 tomato"—a not-especially-veiled ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 AARON MESH

The Anti-Fritz Candidate

Rep. Mary Nolan is running for City Council but hasn’t yet connected with voters.


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Mary Nolan looks uncomfortable. About 25 people have gathered for a candidates’ forum at the June Key Delta Community Center in North Portland.   More
 
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 HEIDI GROOVER

Campaign Confidential

WW gets city hall candidates to make public questionnaires used to win special-interest-group support.


Elections
If a candidate for mayor knocks on your door and asks for your vote, you probably won’t try to pin him or her down...   More
 
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 HEIDI GROOVER

Fritz’s Labor Pains

City Commissioner Amanda Fritz says she is the champion of labor unions. So why have they abandoned her?


Elections
A union strike, City Commissioner Amanda Fritz says, defined her commitment to public service long before she ran for office. She recalls...   More
 
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 HEIDI GROOVER

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