Transparency Portland

Yes on Portland Question 2: Make Candidates Disclose Their Donors

 

Transparency is essential to building trust in elected officials. Voters rightfully want to know who funds the candidates asking for their vote.

 

Currently, municipal candidates in Portland are required to disclose their donors 11 days before the election. However, by that time, many voters will have already cast early absentee ballots without the benefit of this information. Question 2, on the Portland ballot November 6, aims to fill this gap by requiring that candidates also disclose their funders 42 days before the election. This additional report would match what state level candidates are required to file.

 

Seven city council, school board, and water district candidates - half of the candidates on the November ballot - voluntarily disclosed their donors on September 25th (42 days before the election). These reports covered funds raised between July 1 and September 18, 2018. This disclosure will be required of all candidates if Question 2 is approved by Portland voters.

 

Portland City Council

 

At Large

Nick Mavodones: No Response

Joey Brunelle: 42-Day Report

 

District 1

Belinda Ray: 42-Day Report

Matt Coffey: No Response

 

District 2

Spencer Thibodeau: No Response

Jon Torsch: 42-Day Report

 

Portland School Board

 

At Large:

Sarah Thompson: 42-Day Report

 

District 1

Abusana "Micky" Bondo: 42-Day Report

 

District 2

Emily Figdor: 42-Day Report

Jeanne Swanton: No Response

 

Portland Water District

 

Kim Rich: 42-Day Report

Wayne Olsen: No Response