Race for Mayor

TRAVIS CURRAN

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Questionnaire

In Communication, Travis is an APPROACHING candidate. He did not turn in his questionnaire until after the forum, or RSVP to the forum until the day before. He does articulate some ideas, but process and plans are vague.

In Action and Support for Public Education and the PEA, Travis is a BEGINNING candidate. Though he supportive of public education both verbally and in the questionnaire, Travis does not show active evidence of that support.

When asked to name five current PPS teachers, Travis was unable to name any.

Travis does not have any current Portland elected officials supporting his campaign for mayor.

KATE SNYDER

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Questionnaire

In Communication, Kate is EXCEEDING the PEA standard for candidacy. Not only does Kate answer questions thoroughly, directly, and with specific plans, but she also does so transparently, publishing her responses to a variety of Portland interest groups on her website. Kate has reached out multiple times to PEA leadership with information, ideas, and support for PPS staff.

In Action and Support for Public Education and the PEA, Kate is an EXCEEDING candidate. Kate has extensive experience working with the PEA and with Portland Public Schools, and she has been a consistent advocate for research-based, budget-conscious solutions for staff and students. She is a strong supporter of the Portland Promise, and has specific, detailed ideas for how to collaborate with the community and expand investments in PPS.

When asked to name five current PPS teachers, Kate was the only candidate able to do so.

Kate Snyder has two current Portland elected officials supporting her campaign for mayor:

  • Kimberly Cook, District 5 City Council
  • Justin Costa, District 4 City Council

ETHAN STRIMLING

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In Communication, Ethan is EXCEEDING the PEA standard for candidacy. Ethan communicates his views and actions to the public in a variety of ways, and his answers to PEA questions are clear, direct, and thorough. Ethan has reached out multiple times to PEA leadership.

In Action and Support for Public Education and the PEA, Ethan is an EXCEEDING candidate. As an elected official, he has publicly supported the Portland Promise, universal pre-k, and measures to fight poverty and raise equity for PPS students. He is pro-union and has reached out to PEA leadership to discuss ways to strengthen Portland Public Schools.

When asked to name five current PPS teachers, Ethan could only name two.

Ethan Strimling has eight current Portland elected officials supporting his re-election for mayor:

  • Pious Ali, At-Large City Council
  • Roberto Rodriguez, At-Large School Board
  • Micky Bondo M’bambi, District 1 School Board
  • Emily Figdor, District 2 School Board
  • Tim Atkinson, District 4 School Board
  • Marnie Morrione, District 5 School Board
  • State Representative Mike Sylvester
  • State Representative Ben Collings

SPENCER THIBODEAU

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Questionnaire

In Communication, Spencer is APPROACHING the PEA standard for candidacy. Spencer’s website and presence on social media make his views accessible to the public, but in answering questions directly, he speaks of priorities and of looking forward to collaboration with various stakeholders without referencing specific plans or process for doing so.

In Action and Support for Public Education and the PEA, Spencer is an APPROACHING candidate. Spencer is clear in his support for initiatives and funding already in place, and can articulate priorities and areas of need in Portland Public Schools. He could move to MEETING by giving clear, detailed plans on how to address them.

When asked to name five current PPS teachers, Spencer could only name two.

Spencer Thibodeau has seven current Portland elected officials supporting his campaign for mayor:

  • Nick Mavadones, At-Large City Council
  • Jill Duson, At-Large City Council
  • Belinda Ray, District 1 City Council
  • Brian Babson, District 3 City Council
  • Justin Costa, District 4 City Council
  • Mark Balfanz, At-Large School Board
  • State Representative Dick Farnsworth