2016 Portland Mayoral

Voter Guide

Vote by Tuesday, May 17th

Portland Mayor

Sarah Iannarone

Endorsed By:

  • Bike Walk Vote PAC
  • Anita Yap, Advocate, East Portland

Newspapers:

  • Portland Mercury
endorse

Ted Wheeler

Endorsed By:

  • Tom Potter, Former Mayor of Portland
  • Sam Adams, Former Mayor of Portland
  • Portland Business Alliance

Newspapers:

  • The Oregonian
  • The Portland Tribune
  • Willamette Week
endorse

Jules Bailey

Endorsed By:

  • Portland Police Association
  • Oregon League of Conservation Voters
  • Portland Association of Teachers
endorse

Where They Stand

Do you support the city of portland creating a new office to regulate air pollution?
Yes
Yes
N/A*
Yes Yes N/A*
Do you support repealing the 48 hour rule, which allows police to not answer questions about an incident for 48 hours after using force?
Yes
Yes
N/A*
Yes Yes N/A*
Do you support immediate freeze on rent prices in portland?
Yes
No
N/A*
Yes No N/A*
Do you support allowing homeless families to live in temporary tent communities?
Yes
No
N/A*
Yes No N/A*
Do you believe in using congestion fees to improve commutes and public transit?
Yes
N/A
N/A*
Yes N/A N/A*

* Jules Bailey did not want to participate in this voter guide.

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Extra Questions and Answers for Ted Wheeler

The Ted Wheeler Campaign was the only campaign to directly respond to our original questionnaire and question list. In recognition of their attentiveness to democracy and commitment to informed voters everywhere, here are the extra questions and their full responses:

Did you support replacing the current bridge over the Columbia River with a new project including a freeway expansion to 10 lanes?: It's clear that we need a new bridge, but it won’t happen unless Salem and Olympia can get on the same page with a solid funding strategy. It's not clear that we need a 10 lane expansion.

Do you support allowing homeless families to live in temporary tent communities?: Tent camps are a Band-Aid solution at best. Portland only has temporary shelter available for 1 out of every 3 people that are outside and we have a critical shortage of housing that is affordable to people making minimum wage. As the Mayor of Portland, I have pledged to help our houseless move into permanent housing as quickly and efficiently as possible. Doing so would mean homeless families are no longer forced to live in temporary tent communities like they are now.

Did you support holding a special session of the Oregon Legislature to give tax benefits to Nike and other large corporations?: No

Do you support an immediate freeze on rent increases and no-cause evictions?: I want to do everything I can that is legal and that will help people during this housing affordability crisis. Families and individuals across Portland right now are having their livelihoods destroyed because of this housing affordability crisis. We need bold action now. That's also why I've proposed a Tenants' Bill of Rights. You can read more about that here: tedwheeler.com/539-2/

Do you support flat-taxes, like the Portland Arts Tax, to raise revenue?: I don't like flat-taxes because they are regressive and have a disproportionately negative impact on people who make less. But I do support the arts and the people of Portland voted to approve the Portland Arts Tax. I support the will of the voters.

Do you support the City of Portland creating a new office to regulate air pollution?: If the Oregon DEQ cannot demonstrate that they can protect the people of Portland from air pollution then, yes, I would support a Portland and regional approach to regulation. However, if the DEQ can show that they can get the job done that would be preference. That would allow us to have safer air, water, and soil, and the money that would've gone to creating a new layer of government can instead go to other things we need like affordable housing.

Do you support lifting off-street parking requirements for new housing developments?: I do in some cases. I don't in other cases. We must continue to focus on public transit, walking and biking as an alternative to driving. But we also need to recognize that there are many people that need cars to get around and that means they need a place to park.

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Portland City Council, Position 1

Anyone in the City of Portland can vote for this position

Amanda Fritz

Newspapers:

  • Portland Mercury
  • The Oregonian
  • The Portland Tribune
  • Willamette Week
endorse

Lanita Duke

endorse

Portland City Council, Position 4

Anyone in the City of Portland can vote for this position

Chloe Eudaly

Newspapers:

  • Portland Mercury
endorse

Stuart Emmons

Newspapers:

  • The Oregonian
endorse

Steve Novick

Newspapers:

  • Willamette Week
endorse

Secretary of State Democratic Primary

Only registered Democrats can vote in this election.

Brad Avakian

Endorsed By:

  • Oregon League of Conservation Voters
  • Oregon Chapter of the Sierra Club
  • NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon PAC
endorse

Richard Devlin

Endorsed By:

  • Planned Parenthood PAC
  • Oregon Nurses Association
  • Oregon Building Trades Council

Newspapers:

  • The Oregonian
endorse

Val Hoyle

Endorsed By:

  • Planned Parenthood PAC
  • Basic Rights Oregon Equality PAC
  • the Oregon Building Trades Council

Newspapers:

  • Willamette Week
endorse

Secretary of State Republican Primary

Only registered Republicans can vote in this election.

Dennis Richardson

Newspapers:

  • The Oregonian
  • Willamette Week
endorse

State House District 43 Democratic Primary

Only registered Democrats in House District 43 can vote in this election.

Roberta Phillip-Robbins

Endorsed By:

  • State Representative Lew Frederick
  • Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury
  • Mother PAC

Newspapers:

  • The Oregonian
endorse

Tawna Sanchez

Endorsed By:

  • Sam Adams, Former Mayor of Portland
  • Oregon Building Trades Council
  • Representative Joe Gallegos

Newspapers:

  • Willamette Week
endorse

Multnomah County Commissioner District 1

Anyone in Multnomah County District 1 can vote in this election.

Sharon Meieran

Newspapers:

  • Portland Mercury
  • Willamette Week
endorse

Marisha Childs

endorse

Eric Zimmerman

Newspapers:

  • The Oregonian
endorse

Wes Soderback

endorse

Ken Stokes

endorse

Multnomah County Commissioner District 4

Anyone in Multnomah County District 4 can vote in this election.

Lori Stegmann

Newspapers:

  • Portland Mercury
  • The Oregonian
  • Willamette Week
endorse

Stanley Dirks

endorse

Ballot Measures

Measure 26-174

What it does

Five year levy: Oregon Historical Society Library, Museum, educational programs

A yes Vote Means...

Renew the levy, which continues rate of $.05 per $1,000 assessed property value (a home assessed at $200,000 pays $10 a year).

Who says yes
  • Yes for Oregon History
endorse

A no Vote Means...

The levy is not a renewed.

Who says no
  • The Oregonian
endorse

Measure 26-173

What it does

Temporary Motor Vehicle Fuel Tax for Street Repair, Traffic Safety.

A yes Vote Means...

Adopts a four year, 10 cents per gallon fuel tax dedicated to street repair, safety (including safer crossings, sidewalks)?

Who says yes
  • Fix Our Streets Portland
  • City Club of Portland
  • Portland Mercury
endorse

A no Vote Means...

The fuel tax is not adopted.

Who says no
  • Taxpayer Association of Oregon
  • The Oregonian
endorse