Portland Mayoral Race
Portlanders will elect a new Mayor in November, and the entire region has a stake in the outcome. OPB's April Baer reports on the candidates and issues central to the race.
The 2012 candidates for Portland mayor, Charlie Hales and Jefferson Smith, were on OPB's Think Out Loud October 9.
OPB | Nov. 06, 2012 10:31 p.m.
Voters have chosen Charlie Hales as Portland's next mayor. Unofficial results show Hales coasting to a 62 percent lead over Jefferson Smith, with a significant write-in vote at nearly 8 percent.
OPB | Nov. 06, 2012 8:45 p.m.
Portland's next mayor will be Charlie Hales. Early results show him beating Jefferson Smith 62-30, with nearly 8 percent of voters casting write-in-ballots.
Oct. 24, 2012 4:25 p.m.
Oregon voters now have election ballots in hand. But many Portland residents say they are dissatisfied with their options for mayor.
OPB | Oct. 23, 2012 6:33 p.m.
With just two weeks to go before ballots are due, it may be no surprise to learn that candidate Jefferson Smith's fundraising has slowed to a trickle in the Portland mayor's race.
Oct. 11, 2012 12:57 p.m.
Three supporters of Jefferson Smith's campaign to be the next mayor of Portland have withdrawn their endorsements.
Oct. 09, 2012 4:22 p.m.
Portland’s mayoral candidates made their case to voters Tuesday on how they would manage everything from environmental issues to the Portland Police bureau.
Oct. 09, 2012 1:18 p.m.
Portland mayoral candidate Jefferson Smith responded Tuesday on OPB's Think Out Loud to published reports about a 1993 incident in which he injured a woman at a party.
Oct. 01, 2012 4:14 p.m.
Portland mayoral hopeful, Jefferson Smith, explained Monday how he ended up being charged with misdemeanor assault after a party 19 years ago.
Oct. 05, 2012 4:05 p.m.
Charlie Hales and Jefferson Smith debated key issues of their mayoral campaign Friday at Portland's City Club.
Oct. 09, 2012 2:20 p.m.
Details are emerging about the 1993 incident that led Portland mayoral candidate Jefferson Smith into a legal settlement with a woman he injured at a party.
Sept. 20, 2012 10:36 p.m.
The next Mayor of Portland will inherit a city with an international reputation for green living and unique style and culture. He'll also be handling a city balance sheet with some long-term challenges.
Aug. 28, 2012 10:01 a.m.
The approach of Labor Day weekend means Portland's competitive mayoral race will kick into high gear.
Aug. 01, 2012 11 a.m.
Portland Mayoral candidate Jefferson Smith has announced self-imposed limits for campaign spending. Smith and his rival Charlie Hales had discussed a plan for mutual limits, but went their separate ways.
July 30, 2012 6:45 a.m.
OPB photographers Amanda Peacher, John Rossman and Michael Clapp spent a day with the three top candidates for Portland's race for mayor in May.
OPB | July 08, 2012 11 p.m.
While most people are still in summer vacation mode, there's no slacking for the two men competing to be Portland's next Mayor. Charlie Hales and Jefferson Smith emerged from May's primary as the lead contenders. Now they're positioning themselves for what many expect will be a vigorous fall campaign.
OPB | May 16, 2012 5:43 a.m.
The voting in the Portland mayor's race is sending Charlie Hales and Jefferson Smith to a run-off election in November.
OPB | May 14, 2012 4:39 a.m.
In a new poll, Eileen Brady had half the support of opponent Charlie Hales among undecided voters.
OPB | May 02, 2012 11 p.m.
A new poll by OPB and Fox 12 shows Portland's mayoral race is a very close contest with many voters are still undecided. One of the key policy questions voters frequently ask is how candidates would handle policing.
OPB | May 02, 2012 3 p.m.
The Portland mayor’s race is virtually tied, less than two weeks before the May primary.
OPB | April 29, 2012 6:49 a.m.
Three candidates for Mayor debated Saturday over which among them would be the best advocate for education, tech and creative communities.
OPB | April 20, 2012 11:59 a.m.
Gloves came off at a Portland City Club forum featuring the three leading candidates for mayor. The contenders are sticking to their agendas, but sharpening the attacks.
OPB | April 18, 2012 10:41 a.m.
Charlie Hales’ time in Washington state won’t stop him from running for mayor of Oregon’s largest city. Hales drew an elections’ complaint Tuesday over whether it was legal for him to vote in Oregon, while he lived and filed taxes in Washington.
OPB | April 05, 2012 7:22 a.m.
Three candidates for Portland Mayor faced off on OPB's Think Out Loud Thursday, in a conversation that covered public safety, the Interstate bridge replacement, and Portland's approach to economic development.
OPB | March 06, 2012 10:57 p.m.
Candidate filings are in for Oregon's May primary. Republican candidates will be scarce in some statewide races.
OPB | Oct. 30, 2012 11:59 a.m.
A new poll, commissioned by OPB and Fox 12, finds that 44 percent of registered voters in Portland are likely to choose Charlie Hales for mayor next week.
AP | Nov. 06, 2012 8:48 a.m.
Charlie Hales is trying to complete a political comeback in the Portland mayor's race.