Up Sucker Creek

Up Sucker Creek
Photo Courtesy of the Lake Oswego Library

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

The first horse enters the race

Warming up.

Only one candidate has declared for Mayor, and none for the 3 City Council positions that will come open, but you can expect a spirited election season to come.

Again, the Metro-led urbanization (Portland Creep) will take central stage as the central issue facing the city.      

Kent Studabaker will start pulling in bucks in a big way with a $250 per head fundraising party planned for early February.  By the end of February, campaign contributions over $100 should be showing up on the Secretary of State election site: https://.secure.sos.state.or.us/ORESTAR/GotoSearchByName.do  
Contributions below $100 do not show who the supporters are.

Studebaker has the advantage of once again being advised by big-time political strategist, Elaine Franklin.  She helped him get elected in 2012, and helped Patrick Kessi with the PR campaign to get public opinion on his side for the Wizer Block Development.  Elaine loaned her skills to Joe Buck when he ran for City Council in 2014, and included Jeff Gudman and Jackie Manz in the 3J Campaign Flyer.  Franklin's contributions to the campaigns were "in-kind".

Who will step into the races for City leadership this year, and will it be their ideas or their money that gets them into office? 

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