Tonight the Senate District 23 PCPs met and voted to forward three names to the Multnomah County Commission.
The 34 Precinct Committeepersons cast their ballots as follows:
Michael Dembrow 23
C.M. Hall 8
Enrique Arias 3
Those three names will go to the County for the final selection, which will likely happen next week.
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This Friday evening, various local Democratic Party semi-luminaries will gather to nominate a replacement for our local State Senator, Jackie Dingfelder. Dingfelder stepped down to take a job in Mayor Charlie Hales’ office after 12 years in the Legislature.
This sets in motion one of those only-in-Oregon processes for selecting her replacement.
Representative Michael Dembrow (HD45), former Senator Jackie Dingfelder (SD23) and Representative Alissa Keny-Guyer (HD44) at this summer’s Bicycle Town Hall.
Last week’s school board candidate forum at Franklin High School provided some interesting insight into the personalities of four of the candidates, but was ultimately disappointing for the lack of substantive information it provided to attendees at the 90-minute event.
Roger Kirchner, Co-President of the Franklin High School Parent-Teacher-Student Association, helped organize last week’s PPS Candidate Forum.
About 80 people, including an impressive number of students, gathered in the gym last Wednesday evening to hear candidates debate the future of Portland Public Schools. Three of the school board’s seven seats will be decided in next month’s elections.
The forum, which is the only scheduled PPS debate in Southeast Portland this year, was cosponsored by the Cleveland High School PTA and the Franklin High School PTSA. All five candidates for the three PPS Board seats were invited. Pam Knowles, the Zone 5 incumbent who did not draw an opponent in her re-election bid, was a no-show.
The candidates vying to represent Zone 6 were David Morrison and Tom Kohler. Kohler is a small business owner and former Corvallis City Council member who calls our schools Portland’s “best asset” and emphasized critical thinking skills as an educational goal. (more…)
Yesterday the Multnomah County Elections office released their official results for the Nov 6 elections. At the risk of upsetting a still-election-weary populace, Foster United shares our snapshot analysis of how Fosterites voted on a handful of key races. (more…)