November 2004 General Election - City of Portland Commissioner, Pos. #1

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SAM ADAMS

OCCUPATION: Community Advocate

OCCUPATIONAL BACKGROUND: Public servant; civic volunteer

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: Portland State University; University of Oregon

PRIOR GOVERNMENTAL EXPERIENCE: Office of Mayor Vera Katz; Office of Congressman Peter DeFazio; Public Schools Audit Committee; Lane County Public Welfare Board

VOLUNTEER WORK: Includes Cascade AIDS Project; Coalition for School Funding Now!; Pdx Visitors Ass’n; Democratic Party

PERSONAL: Sam lives in North Portland.

Sam Adams for City Council
Tough. Smart. Real

“Sam Adams offers 20 years of leadership fighting for families, small businesses and neighborhoods, not special interests.”
Oregon Congressman Peter DeFazio

WE TRUST SAM TO SHAKE UP CITY HALL

Compare the Candidates

 

Sam Adams

Nick Fish

Announced detailed plan to end backroom City Hall deals by forcing lobbyists to register and disclose efforts to influence City Council decisions1

No announced plans3 to
register City Hall lobbyists
to end backroom deals

 

 

Will fight tax/fee increases, make City government live more within its means1; Helped cut $10 million2 in wasteful City administrative costs

Proposes new car registration car tax4; Says he will “disagree”5 with staff but as a public housing commissioner voted “yes” 623 times; “no”
0 times6

We trust Sam Adams because he has a public service record to back up what he says he will do:

  • Trim waste and improve city government services
  • Fight overseas job outsourcing and create family-wage jobs
  • Ensure local tax dollars for schools go directly to classrooms

“…Adams will be a bridge-builder and workhorse city commissioner…if anyone can find nooks and crannies where cuts can be made and efficiencies found, it is Adams…”
Oregonian 4/12/04 endorsement of Sam Adams

Endorsements: Pdx Assn. Of Teachers • Ore. League of Conservation Voters • Sierra Club • (Green Light) NARAL
Over 35 neighborhood business leaders…www.samforpdx.com

1www.samforpdx.com/issues 2City Budget Office 39/7/04: www.gofish2004.com4,5Oregonian: 4/6/04 & 5/10/04 6Pdx Housing Authority minutes: 1/1/2000 to 12/31/2003

(This information furnished by Sam Adams)


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NICK FISH

OCCUPATION: Attorney

OCCUPATIONAL BACKGROUND: Defending employees against illegal firing and discrimination; helping non-profits and small businesses succeed

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: Northeastern Law School; Harvard College

PRIOR GOVERNMENTAL EXPERIENCE: Portland Public Schools Childcare Task Force; Vice-Chair, Housing Authority of Portland.

Personal: Nick is a dedicated community volunteer, and lives with his family in Northeast Portland.

NICK FISH:
NEW LEADERSHIP, NEW PRIORITIES

“Nick gets real results for the community. I admire his vision, energy and dedication, and I’m proud to support him for Portland City Council.”
Governor Barbara Roberts

END BACKROOM DEALS AT CITY HALL
Fiascos like PGE Park are costing Portland millions. Nick will ensure citizens have a voice in how taxpayer dollars are spent.

“Nick has the right priorities. He’ll bring fiscal accountability back to the city.”
Randall Edwards, Oregon State Treasurer

CREATING FAMILY-WAGE JOBS
With 17 years of business experience, Nick has a plan and the know-how to help the city create jobs.

“Nick will cut the red tape and support local businesses, so we can provide good jobs with benefits.”
Sho Dozono, Owner, Azumano Travel
Ken Turner, Eastside Business Leader

RESULTS FOR SCHOOLS
Nick will increase and improve before- and after-school childcare for working families, and he’ll partner businesses with schools, giving kids real-world experience.

“With a daughter in Portland public schools, education isn’t a campaign issue for Nick, it’s a personal commitment.”
Mike Roach, Parent activist and Small Business Owner

PROTECTING PEOPLE AND NEIGHBORHOODS
When Portland’s Women’s Crisis Line nearly folded, Nick helped the organization get running again. No one will fight harder for safe, thriving neighborhoods and to end gang violence.

“Nick Fish is the only candidate we trust to create a safer, stronger Portland.

Portland Firefighters Association

Working families and trusted organizations say:
“GO FISH!”

Join unions representing over 80,000 Portland workers, neighborhood and business leaders, Portland’s teachers, NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon, Oregon League of Conservation Voters, Former Mayor Bud Clark

“His energy, honesty and openness will serve Portland well.”
Willamette Week Endorsement 5/5/04

www.gofish2004.com

(This information furnished by Nick Fish for City Council)