Pacific Green Party Hosts Progressive Candidate Forum
Date: Wednesday, April 28
Time: 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Location: Multnomah Central Library, 801 SW 10th Avenue
Featuring fourteen candidates for five different local races. Free and open to the public!
The Portland Metro Pacific Green Party will host a Progressive Candidate Forum on Wednesday, April 28, in the meeting room of the Multnomah Central Library in downtown Portland. This event is open to the public and will provide opportunities for the candidates to state their positions, take questions and mingle informally with the audience. The Portland Metro PGP will also endorse a candidate for Portland City Commissioner position #4 at this forum.
6:00-7:15 p.m. - Candidate forum for Portland City Commissioner position #4 featuring Randy Leonard, Mark Lakeman, Bonny McKnight, Paul Leistner, Scott Smith and Frank Dixon. Leonard Gard has been invited but has not yet confirmed his attendance. Candidates will state their platforms and answer questions on issues related to neighborhood association reform, economic development and affordable housing and homelessness.
7:15-7:30 - Updates on local People's Utility District campaigns.
7:30-8:00 - Metro Council candidate forum with Rex Burkholder (incumbent, District 5) and Robert Liberty (challenger, District 6). The format for this section allows each candidate 5 minutes to present himself and his platform, and then take questions from the audience.
8:00-8:45 - Grassroot progressive candidate forum with Portland Mayoral candidates James Posey, Phil Busse, Jerry Adams and Brad Taylor. James Posey has already been endorsed by the Portland Metro Pacific Green Party. Tom Potter was invited, but could not attend due to a conflict with a previously-scheduled event. The forum will also include Portland City Commissioner position #1 candidate Brian Smith. The format for this section allows each candidate 5 minutes to present himself and his platform, and then take questions from the audience.
The Pacific Green Party promotes economic, environmental and social justice through grassroots education and political action. The Green Party rejects corporate and PAC contributions in favor of support from small individual donors.
For more information, please see www.pdxgreens.org or contact Jeff Cropp at firstname.lastname@example.org or (503) 235-0300.