In the politically active and traditionally Democratic N/NE Portland House District 44, there were two long time Democratic residents and political activists running to fill the seat being vacated by long time incumbent Gary Hansen. They were Jim Robison and Mark Kirchmeier. Another candidate won the Dem primary and that was Tina Kotek, except Tina isn't a long time resident of N/NE. Tina is a well connected Dem operative who has run and failed in her old district and moved to North Portland to capitalize on the vacancy of incumbent Hansen.
Kotek bought her house in NoPo just over a year ago and brought her special interest backing and poltical machine with her just to win a seat in the House, because she couldn't win prior elections in Dist 43. She outspent both her Dem primary competitors.
Political opportunism at the expense of local activists and issues is just WRONG! Vote against *Tina Kotek* for State Rep