As reported recently, Portland’s politics have taken a turn for the worse. We are more divided, more negative and as a result, a lot of good people stay away from public service.
This year, three very good people are stepping down from Portland city council, and on November 2, Portland voters will have a chance to elect three new city councilors. That’s why I support Brandon Mazer in the General City Council race and John Hinck in the District 2 race.
If we elect thoughtful, respectful and experienced candidates like John Hinck and Brandon Mazer – people with a proven track record of listening and driving with decorum, Portland can thrive. If we do the opposite, we risk stalemate, acrimony and decline.
As a longtime resident and former mayor, I care deeply about the future of Portland. That’s why I’m supporting Brandon Mazer and John Hinck in their runs for Portland City Council in November.
Former Mayor of Portland
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