In an amazing last minute showing, Tom Potter recieved more votes that Jim Fransesconi. The former police chief had kept his campaign limit at 25 dollars per person, in contrast to Fransesconi, who seems willing to bend over and take any amount of cash that people will throw at him and ended up with over 1 million dollars.
Potter had endorsements from former mayor Bud Clark, City Commissioner Erik Sten and other prominent Portland Politicians and personalities, but was still expected to come in second. It seems rare in the last few years for the public to actually look at ethics and integrity over massive media saturation that tells them who to vote for. The people of Portland took a stand on Tuesday, and voted for Tom Potter, who we all hope will continue to show success.
It remains to be seen who the other candidates, most notably Phil Busse and James Posey, will endorse.