Jefferson Smith Ponders Mayor's Race
Smith says he greatly enjoys serving his district in Salem and is excited about the policy challenges he and his colleagues plan to tackle next year but also acknowledges he's contemplating whether he could help Portland achieve its potential by shifting his focus to City Hall.
"This ought to be the most inspiring city in the world," Smith says. "I haven't rule anything out but I know I need to decide soon what I'm going to do."
"Jefferson would be a formidable and really fine candidate," says his legislative colleague, Rep. Ben Cannon (D-Portland).
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Posted on July 22, 2011
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