Portland Mayoral Debate
Charlie Hales and Jefferson Smith will join us at City Club to debate a wide-range of issues: job growth, transportation policy, urban renewal, affordable housing, Portland’s schools and more. Each candidate will also have the task of demonstrating why their experience and vision is best for Portland’s future.
Charlie Hales was elected to Portland City Council in 1992 where he served for 10 years. Charlie has spent the last decade working at HDR Engineering where he consulted on streetcar use across the country. He sits on the boards of Friends of Trees and the Portland Parks Foundation. Jefferson Smith founded the non-partisan Oregon Bus Project, which works to involve young people in voter registration and political advocacy. In 2008, he was elected to represent East Portland in the Oregon House and was re-elected in 2010.
This debate will be moderated by Tracy Barry, KGW News Anchor.