Portland City Council Candidate Police Issues Questionnaire May 2020
(this page created by and hosted by Portland Copwatch)
In March, 2020, Portland
Copwatch, Portland's Resistance, Unite Oregon, Portland Jobs with
Justice and Portland Metro People's Coalition *
sent a questionnaire with seven police accountability related questions to the 54
candidates for four seats which are in the running for the May 19 primary.
Below are links to the results, broken down by each of the four positions. Ten candidates
provided full responses, three gave brief comments and two have suspended their campaigns.
--Choose (A) printable 8.5x11 versions (8-12 pages per seat)
or (B) view all candidate answers on 11x17 pages (3 pages per seat)
--Responses were limited to 150 words.
--Candidates are listed in the order they were approved by the City's
election team, except for layout purposes.
--Answers were not edited for typographical errors, grammar or accuracy.
--The seats up for a vote are:
Mayor (current incumbent Ted Wheeler)
Position 1 (current incumbent Amanda Fritz not running for re-election)
Position 2 (partial term to fill seat of the late Nick Fish)
Position 4 (current incumbent Chloe Eudaly).
A) laid out on 8.5 x 11 sheets; total of 40 pages printed
B) full lists combined onto 11x17 sheets, making it easier
to look at all answers to the same question at one time.
Note that question 7 refers to a survey done by the Portland Metro People's Coalition.
By following the link (Question 2: "For a Fair Police Contract that
Serves the Public" at
https://www.portlandpeoplescoalition.org/pmpc-2020-platform-candidates-survey ) you can get
to the survey and click on individual names to see
the full answers.
Please share widely!
* --Portland Copwatch has been promoting a Police Bureau free from
corruption, brutality and racism since 1992.
--Portland's Resistance formed in late 2016 to be a beacon of light
in the face of rising white nationalism, hate crimes, and social
---Led by people of color, immigrants and refugees, rural
communities, and people experiencing poverty, Unite Oregon works
across Oregon to build a unified intercultural movement for justice.
--Portland Jobs with Justice is a coalition of more than 100 labor
organizations and community groups dedicated to protecting the rights
of working people and supporting community struggles to build a more
--Portland Metro People's Coalition consists of twenty diverse
organizations building coordinated and strategic grassroots power
toward a just, egalitarian and liberatory society for all.
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