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Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler: Multi-Million Dollar Property Owner But... All Is Not 'Rosy'

Ted Wheeler, a sixth-generation Oregonian, owns a $1.3 million home in Portland's West Hills, a beachfront home in Arch Cape, Ore., and an $800,000 property in the San Juan Islands.

Tax returns he disclosed to WW show his annual income averaged $1.5 million between 2012 and 2014.

Wheeler rails against the notion that he is defined by his privilege

And he is irked by the media coverage that has trailed him since entering public office.

"People don't really have a clue about who I am or what makes me tick or what my values are," he says. "It's never been about the money in my family."

Wheeler's great-grandmother's grandfather, William Kerns, settled in Clatskanie, Ore., in 1852, but it was the later arrivals to his family that built its great fortune.

Wheeler's great-grandfather Coleman Wheeler launched the family's timber business in 1912, in the coastal Oregon town that now bears his name: Wheeler, Ore.

The family timber company eventually merged with others to become Willamette Industries, which sold to Weyerhaeuser in 2002 for $6 billion. At the time of the sale, Wheeler's father, Samuel, controlled 1.5 million shares worth about $83 million, according to U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filings.
Despite this wealth, Wheeler's childhood was not entirely comfortable. His father struggled with alcoholism...
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You forgot one thing 04.Jul.2019 23:57


Mayor Wheeler is a feckless leader who is unwilling to use common sense when making critical decisions on behalf of the city.

He's a rich guy - so what, no one cares. Pointing it out serves no purpose. It's puzzling why you posted that info.

RE: "He's a rich guy - so what, no one cares" 05.Jul.2019 12:38


you sure about that?


"feckless"[sic] "common sense when making critical decisions on behalf of the city"

according to "Anon" ( ... ) the most important thing in the Universe is that all "critical" (?) decisions must be made "on behalf of the city"...

lol. what is this a town meeting of soccer moms?

No one cares, "Anon".
Your remarks are IRRELEVANT as are you.

p.s. RE: "rich", money etc. 05.Jul.2019 12:58


the upcoming consideration of Anti-Mask Laws
in Portland is capitalistic-motivated.

Wheeler and his Police Chief are legitimately frightened of getting sued in aftermath of future ***d-Jousting events down town.

Truly feckless 05.Jul.2019 20:05


Someone who comments on a comment is probably irrelevant - there, I did it too!


Mayor Wheeler puts his finger to the wind to see how far left he should lean. He clearly likes putting Portland in the spotlight, for the wrong reasons. My point was that he is FECKLESS and his wealth is not germane to a discussion about his efficacy as a leader.

RE: "putting Portland in the spotlight, for the wrong reasons." 06.Jul.2019 00:06


[*National* spotlight] I wonder who / what group has been doing that on a regular basis for the past couple of years?

"Efficacy", "lean left for the 'wrong' reasons" blah blah blah de ******G blah. RE: your dictionary definitions, shove them where the sun don't shine or: Run for office of Portland Mayor yourself i.e. take Wheeler's place. Put your 'money' ? where your mouth is (if you "care" so much about Portland itself or that political office per se). Otherwise FECK Off, "Anon"