Bob Stacey Endorses Jefferson Smith

Willamette Week:

Mayoral candidate Rep. Jefferson Smith (D-Portland) still has plenty of liberal friends. Today, one is vouching for him.

Bob Stacey, a newly-elected Metro Councilor and a former director of environmental group 1000 Friends of Oregon, endorsed Smith this morning.

"Jefferson is a very exciting leader," Stacey tells WW. The longtime conservation activist, who led ballot-measure battles to preserve the Urban Growth Boundary, says he's supporting Smith partly for his stance against the Columbia River Crossing. "He has the right position for the right reasons," Stacey says.

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