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Cornett looks to bridge bike traffic for final signature push

Posted by on January 25th, 2010 at 4:10 pm

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Cornett could ride his way
to 1,000 signatures.
(Photo © J. Maus)

City Council candidate Jesse Cornett is reportedly closing in on the 1,000 signatures and $5 donations he needs to qualify for public campaign financing.

According to the Portland Mercury, Cornett is just a few hundred signatures away from the goal, putting him ahead of Jason Renaud, Mary Volm, and others. Candidates have until Friday to turn in all their signatures.

A volunteer for Cornett’s campaign, citizen activism Chris Smith (who knows a thing or two about trying to win a seat on the Council), announced today that he’ll accompany Cornett onto the Hawthorne Bridge to try and curry favor (and signatures) from the non-motorized constituency.

Smith says he and Cornett (both of whom ride daily) will be at the west end of the Hawthorne Bridge from 7:00 to 8:30 am on Wednesday morning (1/27).

Learn more about Cornett and all the potential City Council members (including the man in the seat they want, Dan Saltzman) at the Portland Mercury/Bus Project Candidate Olympiad event on Thursday.

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  • Bjorn January 25, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    isn’t it 1000 5 dollar donations?

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  • Chris Smith January 26, 2010 at 6:15 am

    Voters have to fill out a form with their $5 contribution, thus the ‘signature’.

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  • WayneK January 26, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    Jesse WILL be the only one who is successful at qualifying for public financing…that should speak to all the naysayers of his commitment to the effort and his personal and professional appeal to those that know him. It is time for Saltzman to retire (formally).

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