Candidate for Portland City Council
June 2007 – November 2008
Portland, Oregon

• Won runoff spot in May 2008 primary election (out of 6 candidates), finished second in
November 2008 general election with 62,579 votes in first political campaign
• Participated in frequent public speaking events and discussion panels including televised
debates and forums at the Portland City Club and the League of Women Voters
• Worked with consultants and pollsters, gaining considerable insight into the political process
• Endorsed by the Portland Tribune, the Democratic Party, AFL-CIO and Stand for Children
• Earned $350,000 for the campaign from the City of Portland as a publicly financed candidate

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