TONIGHT: City Council Candidate Forum

  • Tuesday, August 14th, hosted by Race Talks.
  • Doors open at 6pm. Event at 7pm.
  • Location: The Crystal Ballroom in downtown Portland.

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In Her Life, Loretta Smith Has Been A Champion For The Most Vulnerable In Our Community.

As a single mother who raised a son in Portland Public Schools, Loretta learned from an early age how to advocate for and assist young people in obtaining a quality education. As a result, her son was a scholar athlete at the University of Washington.

Loretta is running to help those who are being left out of our new prosperity, and left behind with rising rents and expenses. She knows that we need to look out for those across our city who are struggling if Portland is going to remain  a place where everyone can live, work, and play.

Portland needs a leader who understands why so many of our neighbors are falling behind, and who has a track record of making progress for the most vulnerable. With nearly 30 years experience working to create results, Loretta Smith is the right choice to make Portland a city that works for everyone – not just the rich and privileged.

What's Happening

Smith campaign calls on hardesty to release info on her consulting businesses

The Loretta Smith for Portland City Council campaign today called on Jo Ann Hardesty to release records for her consulting businesses. Over the years, these businesses have been known as Bowman Consulting, Hardesty Consulting and Consult Hardesty. The Smith campaign is also asking Hardesty to release any information on government contracts she may have received under any of these various business entities.

Elizabeth Mazzara Myers, campaign manager for the Smith Campaign, said that Hardesty has had her consulting businesses for over a decade but, “there’s no record of her registering these businesses as is required by the Secretary of State or the City of Portland. Releasing these registrations and sharing what government contracts she has held through these businesses would set the record straight. Voters deserve to know the truth.”