Mayor 2012: All the latest

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With a mayoral forum or debate almost every night of the week, it's almost impossible to keep up with all that's happening. I thought I'd attempt a recap of recent news.

Willamette Week continues to nip at Eileen Brady's heels, this week going with a big cover story. The main story by WW's Corey Pein is actually fairly interesting - and despite my day job role as one of her campaign consultants - I actually learned some things about her life story.

Of course, the big reveal in this episode of "Nigel Jaquiss has a crush on Eileen Brady" is the sidebar story that there's a New Seasons Market investor that dismisses her early involvement - saying Brady was just "married to a board member who was a founder." Nevermind the implicit sexism, it ignores the fact that she invested her life savings in the startup. I don't know about you, but if I invested my life savings in a kitchen-table-stage startup, I'd consider myself a "co-founder."

The O's Beth Slovic has her own reporting on the story. Most importantly, the primary leader of New Seasons, board chair Stan Amy, weighed in and made his view crystal clear: "Eileen is one of our co-founders."

As KATU's Patrick Preston notes, "The matter may come down to semantics: What makes a co-founder a co-founder instead of an investor and adviser? Brady's view is there are more than 50 co-founders of New Seasons, including herself."


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    Full disclosure: My firm built Eileen Brady's campaign website. I speak only for myself.

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    Kari, you titled this post "All the latest" (emphasis mine) and yet there is absolutely no mention of Bojack's post about Max Brumm's post about some playground being built somewhere.

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