May 18, 2010, Oregon Primary Election
City of Portland Commissioner Position No. 2
Four-year term, $102k salary LWVPDX.org (PDF)
|[_] Jason Barbour||
|[_] Walt Nichols||
|[_] (TOY) Timothy O Youker|
|[X] Nick Fish
ELECTED INCUMBENT (2008-)
I voted for Nick Fish two years ago. I'm disappointed Fish hasn't been more outspoken regarding regarding some of the bigger issues such as the mayor's scandal, the Vancouver SUV bridge, but I can understand that he is playing it safe.
As for Fish's challengers, they are hard to take seriously. I'm support 'average' citizens stepping-up and throwing their hat in the ring, but it would be nice if these guys took themselves seriously. Nichols seems the one challenger with a bit of credible experience, but his campaign website lacks even a reason why he is running. Why waste voters' time if you're not going to at least campaign and differentiate yourself from the incumbent?