This post has been updated
Good news from the Rose City. Tom Potter will be the next mayor of Portland, Oregon after beating a well financed opponent. Potter, the former police chief, had the backing of Portland’s progressive community. His campaign stressed themes of economic development, affordable housing, and safety. I’ve known the mayor-elect since his days as the police chief and have been proud to be an early supporter of his campaign. On the City Council he’ll have a strong ally in Erik Sten, a friend of mine since our time working with former Portland City Commissioner Gretchen Kafoury. City Hall will be different with the Potter-Sten team in place. You’ll see a more open government attuned to the needs of neighborhoods. You’ll see a City Hall more concerned with issues of homelessness and poverty. Best of all: you’ll see a mayor worthy of the Rose City.
Update: You can now contact Mayor Tom Potter via his official web site.