In his State of the City address today at the City Club, Mayor Tom Potter reaffirmed his support of Voter Owned Elections. He has told business leaders that he will fight the repeal “tooth and nail”. He also believes that voters will not see Voter Owned Elections as an impediment to supporting school financing.
“Not only does it provide opportunities to people who would otherwise not be able to run for public office because they don’t have the contacts. But it also levels the playing field and takes out the one thing that I believe has corrupted politics in America more than anything else – money.”
Download the entire address from City Club of Portland.