Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on September 8th, 2008 at 2:53 pm
It’s been way too long since I chimed in on the one remaining race for a Portland City Council seat. I hope to offer more coverage of both remaining candidates (Charles Lewis and Amanda Fritz) soon, but in the meantime, here’s a news release fresh from the Fritz camp:
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“Mayor Elect Sam Adams Endorses Amanda Fritz
Amanda is passionate about doing good things for our city— and has a history of doing so. I want good people on the city council. She is my choice,” said Mayor Elect Sam Adams today as he endorsed Amanda Fritz for the Portland City Council.
As the election season gains full steam, Fritz welcomed the endorsement of Adams, “We have a lot to accomplish in Portland. And what we do in all 95 neighborhoods of our city will help build environmental sustainability and progressive social leadership in Oregon.”
The endorsement adds to the huge and ever-growing list of leaders in Portland (List: http://www.amandafritzforcitycouncil.com/supporters) Adams and others watched her 20 years of advocacy for children, neighborhoods, social justice and working in the community. Fritz is known for her detailed and well-researched approach to the issues of Portland. For the mental health nurse, skill with detail is no surprise. There is continual praise for her commitment to equity and justice in prioritizing City spending and actions. Her determined compassion gained fans for many years.
All summer Fritz attended dozens of neighborhood meetings, events, and gatherings to listen and talk with Portlanders about what they see now and what they want to see in the city and their neighborhoods.
The public campaign finance system allowed her to concentrate on the people of Portland, rather than spending days raising money for the campaign. Said Fritz: “A real campaign on the sidewalks and the streets of Portland brought me directly to the issues, ideas and promises of our city.”
“We are all in this together,” a theme of her campaign placed Fritz with Portlanders, like Sam Adams, determined to make our city a great place to live with good jobs, great schools, comfortable housing, safe streets, fresh air and clean water, and healthy happy lives.”