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Vote like your life depends on it
By The Skanner News
Published: 15 October 2020

This week The Skanner is publishing endorsements. We hope you will vote with us, but if you disagree we still want you to vote because every vote counts.

Ballots have begun mailing on October 14. All voters should have received their ballot by October 22. The last day to safely return your ballot by mail is October 27. If using a dropbox, ballots must be submitted by 8:00 p.m. on Nov. 3. Drop sites are listed here. You can track your ballot here.

 

The Skanner News 2020 Candidate Endorsements

City of Portland

wheeler ted 2020 introMAYOR

We supported Ted Wheeler in the May primary, but since then have been disappointed that he has not been able to maintain peace in our city. Peaceful protesters must be protected. Those who use violence and destruction of property are not supporting black lives matter. They are disrespecting the BLM cause of ending police violence. Police must be retrained and be advocates and protectors of all citizens. Businesses, small and large, need a lot of support. Homelessness still must be addressed, as well as low-income housing, and many other issues. People who have lost their jobs need help. We will be watching to make sure Wheeler lives up to his promises of change in these areas.  

Sarah Iannarone has some good ideas, but no experience leading a city. However, she is a good alternative candidate. If she can convert rhetoric into action, and be open to collaborating with people who disagree with her, she could be a good choice.  However, we are willing to give wheeler another chance to clean up his act and do what needs to be done for portland to thrive. But he has a lot of work to do, and we all should hold his feet to the fire. He must deliver on promises and be the leader this city needs and deserves. 

VOTE ✔ YES FOR TED WHEELER

 

mingus mapps 2020 introCOMMISSIONER, POS. 4

Mingus Mapps is the right person for Portland City Council. He is committed to listening and collaborating with the citizens of this city. He is even-tempered and would be a moderating voice on a council that could be predisposed to go in one direction. Mapps promises to track spending in the city’s purchasing department and make sure there is accountability and equality for minorities. We need his voice, experience and perspective on the council. 

VOTE ✔ YES FOR MINGUS MAPPS

State Senator

22nd DISTRICT
Lew Frederick

State Representative

35th DISTRICT
Dacia Grayber

37th DISTRICT
Rachael Prusak

38th DISTRICT
Andrea Salinas

39th DISTRICT
Tessah L. Danel

40th DISTRICT
Mark Meek

41st DISTRICT
Karin Power

44th DISTRICT
Tina Kotek

47th DISTRICT
 
Ashton Simpson

51st DISTRICT
Janelle Bynum

52nd DISTRICT
Anna Williams

59th DISTRICT
Arlene Burns

Secretary of State

Shemia Fagan

State Treasurer

Tobias Read

Attorney General

Ellen Rosenblum

State Judiciary

JUSTICE OF THE CIRCUIT COURT, 4th DIST., POS. 12
Rima Ghandour

 Gresham

GRESHAM MAYOR
Travis Stovall

GRESHAM CITY COUNCILOR POSITION 3
Vince Jones-Dixon

GRESHAM CITY COUNCILOR POSITION 3
Vince Jones-Dixon

Clackamas County

CITY OF LAKE OSWEGO COUNCILOR
Massene Mboup

CITY OF MILWAUKIE POSITION 3
Desi Nicodemus

CITY OF OREGON CITY POSITION 2
Denyse McGriff

Ballot Measures

For an analysis of the ballot measures, read The Skanner's story 'Multnomah County, Portland Voters Consider Campaign Finance Limits, Universal Preschool, Psilocybin'. Measures and endorsements are listed below:

STATEWIDE:

✔ YES

MEASURE 107: Campaign Finance Limits Amendment

✔ YES

MEASURE 108: Tobacco and E-Cigarette Tax Increase

✔ YES

MEASURE 109: Psilocybin Mushroom Services Program Initiative

✔ YES

MEASURE 110: Drug Decriminalization and Addiction Treatment Initiative

LOCAL:

Metro

✔ NO

MEASURE 26-218: Infrastructure and Transportation Payroll Tax - read explanation here.

Multnomah County

✔ NO

MEASURE 26-211: Library Bond Issue - read explanation here.

✔ YES

MEASURE 26-214: Income Tax to Fund Tuition-Free Preschool Program

City of Portland

✔ YES

MEASURE 26-213: Recreation and Parks Levy

✔ YES

MEASURE 26-217: Police Oversight Board Charter Amendment

✔ NO

MEASURE 26-219: Uses of Water Fund Charter Amendment - read explanation here.

Portland School District

✔ NO

MEASURE 26-215: Portland Public Schools Bond - read explanation here.

 

View The Skanner National Endorsements
View The Skanner Ballot Measures Analysis and Endorsements

 

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