OCCUPATION: Community Advocate
OCCUPATIONAL BACKGROUND: Public servant; civic volunteer
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: Portland State University; University of Oregon
PRIOR GOVERNMENTAL EXPERIENCE: Office of Mayor Vera Katz; Office of Congressman Peter DeFazio; Public Schools Audit Committee; Lane County Public Welfare Board
VOLUNTEER WORK: Includes Cascade AIDS Project; Coalition for School Funding Now!; Pdx Visitors Ass’n; Democratic Party
PERSONAL: Sam lives in North Portland.
Sam Adams for City Council
Tough. Smart. Real
“Sam Adams offers 20 years of leadership fighting for families, small businesses and neighborhoods, not special interests.”
Oregon Congressman Peter DeFazio
WE TRUST SAM TO SHAKE UP CITY HALL
Compare the Candidates
Announced detailed plan to end backroom City Hall deals by forcing lobbyists to register and disclose efforts to influence City Council decisions1
Will fight tax/fee increases, make City government live more within its means1; Helped cut $10 million2 in wasteful City administrative costs
No announced plans3 to register City Hall lobbyists to end backroom deals
Proposes new car registration car tax4; Says he will “disagree”5 with staff but as a public housing commissioner voted “yes” 623 times; “no” 0 times6
We trust Sam Adams because he has a public service record to back up what he says he will do:
- Trim waste and improve city government services
- Fight overseas job outsourcing and create family-wage jobs
- Ensure local tax dollars for schools go directly to classrooms
“…Adams will be a bridge-builder and workhorse city commissioner…if anyone can find nooks and crannies where cuts can be made and efficiencies found, it is Adams…”
Oregonian 4/12/04 endorsement of Sam Adams
Endorsements: Pdx Assn. Of Teachers • Ore. League of Conservation Voters • Sierra Club • (Green Light) NARAL
Over 35 neighborhood business leaders…www.samforpdx.com
1www.samforpdx.com/issues 2City Budget Office 39/7/04: www.gofish2004.com4,5Oregonian: 4/6/04 & 5/10/04 6Pdx Housing Authority minutes: 1/1/2000 to 12/31/2003
(This information furnished by Sam Adams)
OCCUPATIONAL BACKGROUND: Defending employees against illegal firing and discrimination; helping non-profits and small businesses succeed
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: Northeastern Law School; Harvard College
PRIOR GOVERNMENTAL EXPERIENCE: Portland Public Schools Childcare Task Force; Vice-Chair, Housing Authority of Portland.
Personal: Nick is a dedicated community volunteer, and lives with his family in Northeast Portland.
NEW LEADERSHIP, NEW PRIORITIES
“Nick gets real results for the community. I admire his vision, energy and dedication, and I’m proud to support him for Portland City Council.”
Governor Barbara Roberts
END BACKROOM DEALS AT CITY HALL
Fiascos like PGE Park are costing Portland millions. Nick will ensure citizens have a voice in how taxpayer dollars are spent.
“Nick has the right priorities. He’ll bring fiscal accountability back to the city.”
Randall Edwards, Oregon State Treasurer
CREATING FAMILY-WAGE JOBS
With 17 years of business experience, Nick has a plan and the know-how to help the city create jobs.
“Nick will cut the red tape and support local businesses, so we can provide good jobs with benefits.”
Sho Dozono, Owner, Azumano Travel
Ken Turner, Eastside Business Leader
RESULTS FOR SCHOOLS
Nick will increase and improve before- and after-school childcare for working families, and he’ll partner businesses with schools, giving kids real-world experience.
“With a daughter in Portland public schools, education isn’t a campaign issue for Nick, it’s a personal commitment.”
Mike Roach, Parent activist and Small Business Owner
PROTECTING PEOPLE AND NEIGHBORHOODS
When Portland’s Women’s Crisis Line nearly folded, Nick helped the organization get running again. No one will fight harder for safe, thriving neighborhoods and to end gang violence.
“Nick Fish is the only candidate we trust to create a safer, stronger Portland.
Portland Firefighters Association
Working families and trusted organizations say:
Join unions representing over 80,000 Portland workers, neighborhood and business leaders, Portland’s teachers, NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon, Oregon League of Conservation Voters, Former Mayor Bud Clark
“His energy, honesty and openness will serve Portland well.”
Willamette Week Endorsement 5/5/04
(This information furnished by Nick Fish for City Council)