And the Mercury Endorses: Steve Novick for City Council
It's endorsement week at the Mercury. That means, for the next few days, we'll be releasing endorsements in one or more selected races here on Blogtown. Think of it like a slow buildup to the unveiling of our pick in this year's mayoral race, which won't be revealed until the paper hits newsstands later this week. Today, we announce our choice in the race for Portland City Council's Position No. 4. Which race will it be tomorrow? Come back to find out. Steve NovickNo, Steve Novick probably doesn’t need our endorsement, or any other, to help himself onto Portland City Council. The guy who’s held the seat for the past 10 years, retiring Commissioner Randy Leonard, has already anointed him. Portlanders preferred Jeff Merkley over Novick in their 2008 primary race for the right to take down former US Senator Gordon Smith, and many still remember him fondly. And Novick has raised vastly more money than the less-experienced and lesser-known candidates who’ve thrown in against him. But more important than any of that? He’s flogging a pair of brilliantly compelling reform proposals that deserve to be taken for a test run at Portland City Hall and in the Capitol—and he’s got the right friends in high places (like Governor John Kitzhaber) to make it happen. [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
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May 01, 2012
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