May 2012 Primary Election - Online Voters' Guide
City of Portland Commissioner, Position 1
OCCUPATION: City Commissioner
OCCUPATIONAL BACKGROUND: Registered Nurse, 27 years. Parent volunteer, Portland’s public schools, 17 years.
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: BA/MA, Cambridge University
PRIOR GOVERNMENTAL EXPERIENCE: Portland Planning Commission 1996-2003; Co-founder, Tryon Creek Watershed Council
Amanda has kept her commitment to spend taxpayers’ money wisely.
After all, it's your money.
A former OHSU nurse and union leader, Amanda understands the needs of hardworking Portlanders.
Commissioner Fritz's record:
• Made spending cuts every year, while protecting funding for public safety, vital services and support for jobs and schools
• Saving ratepayers $6 million/year
• Fiscally responsible watchdog
• Supported school funding, internships and scholarships resulting in graduation rate improvement
• Increasing police accountability
• Improving services, reducing police interactions with people experiencing mental illnesses
• Refusing campaign contributions from corporations and special interests
"Amanda is fiscally responsible, and collaborative. She helped get the Sellwood Bridge fixed."
Multnomah County Chair Jeff Cogen
"Amanda has strengthened public safety and coordinated community services."
Multnomah County Sheriff Daniel Staton
"Amanda supports small businesses, schools and community colleges."
Harold Williams, PCC Board Director
"Amanda limits campaign contributions to $50. She represents us, not wealthy special interests."
Tom Potter, former Mayor
"Amanda will save ratepayers millions again in her second term.She challenges "business as usual" at the Water Bureau, and protects our Bull Run watershed."
Regna Merritt, water protection advocate
"Amanda is Gateway Area Business Association's 2011 Citizen of the Year,chosen by the superintendents of Parkrose, David Douglas and Portland Adventist schools. She's an independent, principled leader."
Fred Sanchez, Realty Brokers
"Amanda gets results for all Portlanders."
Former Senator Avel L. Gordly
Oregon Nurses Association
Teachers Voice in Politics
Basic Rights Oregon PAC (Green Light)
NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon Choice Action Team
Portland City Commissioners Nick Fish, Dan Saltzman
Multnomah County Commissioners Loretta Smith, Judy Shiprack, Diane McKeel, Deborah Kafoury
Former City Commissioner Gretchen Kafoury
Andrew Frazier, Annette Mattson, Bob Sallinger, Debra Porta, Marianne Fitzgerald, Michael Verbout, Ruth Adkins, Shelda Holmes, Shelli Romero, Stephen Ying,Terri Preeg Riggsby…… more: www.Amanda2012.com