Don't know how the local candidates for city and county differ? You're not alone.
The Skanner, partnering with the North Portland Multimedia Training Center, is working to help voters understand the views and positions of local candidates a little better. Premiering this week here on The Skanner website are interviews of city council candidates Charles Lewis and Amanda Fritz; and county commission candidates Carla Piluso, Mike Delman and Judy Shiprack (Diane McKeel never returned repeated phone calls).
The candidates reveal their divergent policy plans, their methods and backgrounds all express their opinions about Kevin Mannix's Ballot Measure 61 (They all vehemently oppose it – some more than others) and other important issues – health care, education, at-risk youth outreach and more.
Access the video interviews by clicking on the photographs.