May 20th Oregon Primary Picks:
Mayor of Portland: Businessman Sho Dozono, who has been a long time supporter of common causes, and who we hosted a neighborhood house party for. I have seen Sam Adams twice, and he is impressing me.
City Commissioner 1: Nurse Amanda Fritz, who impressed me when we connected through the League of Women Voters. I explored John Branam’s campaign, but didn’t really get anything positive.
City Commissioner 2: Lawyer Nick Fish over Jim Middaugh.
Multnomah County Commission: Not certain. Met Rob Milesnick who was on the Northeast Neighborhood Coalition Board when I was hired, but never really connected with him. Former State Rep and Gen X activsit Deborah Kafoury is always a safe bet.
US President: Barack Obama.
US Senate: Steve Novick over Jeff Merkley. They both have great credentials. Obviously Novick is not the politician, something that generally appeals to me. Novick would just be out there on issues that I love more, and more effectively. We need more wit in the US Government!
OR Sec of State: I read recently that Vicky Walker is the "outsider" candidate. Still, I like Kate Brown, who I interned for in 1993 when she was in the OR House.
OR Attorney General: Lewis and Clark law professor John Kroger. I originally gave money to State Rep Greg MacPherson. I have changed my opinion, in part after hearing him support "no change" in Measure 11 (awful crime measure that has bankrupted our civic and social services).