Digest: Friday, January 14, 2022

Updates on Portland’s city-wide races

Exactly who is running for city offices in Portland has changed a lot in the last few weeks. Here’s a quick update:

City Commissioner Position 2

City Commissioner Position 3

City Auditor

While candidates for city office have until March 8 to register for the May primary, candidates intending to participate in the Small Donor Elections program must have announced their intention by January 7. Any new candidates filing in the next seven weeks will need to raise money without access to matching funds from the city.

Rally to ask PPS to save King Elementary School this afternoon

Parents at Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School have invited community members to join them at the school’s celebration of Dr. King today (Friday, January 14) at 3 p.m. The gathering is to support the parents as they work to convince the Portland Public School board to avoid dismantling any of Harriet Tubman Middle School’s feeder schools. King Elementary, as well as Boise-Eliot/Humboldt Elementary, are currently likely sites for Tubman Middle School’s new home. The middle school will need to be moved to accommodate the I-5 Rose Quarter Expansion Project.

There’s also a petition organized by parents at the three schools that members of the community are asked to sign.

By Thursday Bram

Thursday Bram founded PDX.Vote after making numerous zines, newsletters, and other media about politics in Portland, Oregon. Thursday has also written for publications ranging from Autostraddle.com to Entrepreneur Magazine. You can find more of Thursday's work at ThursdayBram.com.

1 comment

Comments are closed.