City of Portland Mayor


OCCUPATION: State Representative, East Portland

OCCUPATIONAL BACKGROUND: Founding Executive Director, Oregon Bus Project; Community Organizer; Attorney; Clerk, 9th Circuit Court

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: Beaumont, Grant, University of Oregon, Harvard Law School

PRIOR GOVERNMENTAL EXPERIENCE: Consumer Protection, Transportation/Economic Development, and Budget Committees; Democratic Party, Precinct Person

“2011 Small Business Champion by the Oregon Microenterprise Network”

Portland Business Journal 1/6/12

Dear Neighbor,

A mayor’s job is to make the city work better, so all of our people can prosper.

My priorities are based on my experience growing up here, building a successful organization here, and serving Portlanders in tough economic times:

Creating Prosperity and Homegrown Jobs:As a Representative, I championed efforts to grow local businesses and to retrofit schools for jobs, energy savings, and children’s health. As mayor, we’ll strengthen local businesses and honor our values.

Keeping Families Safe and Healthy:I’ve protected services as budgets tightened and led on MAX safety, reducing human trafficking, keeping our environment healthy, and advocating for balanced transportation options.

Prioritizing Portland’s Values:I’ve worked for government transparency and limiting middle management so we can achieve our best priorities. I’ll continue to stand up to powerful interests for you and all Portlanders on proposals like the Columbia River Crossing.

I deeply value your vote,

Jefferson Smith

Endorsed by the Portland Association of Teachers

“Smith is the best choice for education.”

Suzanne Cohen, Teacher

Endorsed by Working Families and City Employees

“Jefferson builds consensus on difficult issues and is the candidate with experience managing budgets through tough times to prioritize front-line services.”

Debbie Hussey, 911 dispatcher, President, AFSCME Local 189

Senator Chip Shields and Representative Bob Jenson

“Smart enough not to be fooled. Honest enough not to be bought. Courageous enough not to be scared.”

Thousands of Supporters including:

AFSCME, Bike Walk Vote, NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon Choice Action Team, Pacific Green Party, Oregon Progressive Party,

Representatives Michael Dembrow, Lew Frederick, Sara Gelser, Mitch Greenlick, Betty Komp,

Multnomah County Commissioner Diane McKeel

(This information furnished by  Forward with Jefferson Smith)

The above information has not been verified for accuracy by Multnomah County.