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Three supporters of Jefferson Smith's campaign to be the next mayor of Portland have withdrawn their endorsements.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.