It's a big day for Portland politics.
Tonight, Erik Sten is kicking off his campaign for the Portland City Council. Having turned in the requisite number of $5 contributions to qualify for a public campaign, his kick-off event is not a fundraiser. Details at the Erik Sten for City Council website.
This morning, Ginny Burdick is also launching her campaign - by bicycling through a series of eastside neighborhoods. She'll start at 9:15 a.m. at Ladd Circle in Ladd's Addition, and make her way north past Sunnyside School, the Tim King Insurance Agency, and Widmer Brewing. From there, she'll circle back to City Hall downtown by 11 a.m. - where she will officially file for the seat currently held by Erik Sten. More info at GinnyBurdickForPortland.com
Meanwhile, a third candidate - Emilie Boyles - was certified as a public campaign finance candidate earlier this week. Boyles is a non-profit consultant and co-host of the Oregon Voter’s Digest, a cable access public affairs program.