"Snyder understands the job and has the skills to do it. Portland voters should elect her on Nov. 5."
I'm thrilled to share news that the Portland Press Herald Editorial Board just released an endorsement of my campaign! You can read the full endorsement at the link (you'll need a digital subscription if you haven't subscribed yet; please do support our local news!) and I'll post some excerpts below.
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"The only way a Portland mayor can be effective is to work with the independently elected members of the City Council. The mayor can drive the development of city policy when backed by a majority of the council. But if the majority isn’t there, the mayor is just another angry voice."
"Snyder’s experience on the Portland Board of Public Education during the tough budget years of the Great Recession shows why she is best suited for this position.
Beginning in 2007, money was scarce: The previous administration had overspent its budget by over $2 million, which needed to be repaid. The next year, the state cut back on its support for education when the global economic crisis tanked tax receipts."
But the needs of students and families did not recede with the funds. During those years, the school board had to function within financial restrictions without abandoning teachers and students. They expanded programs, improved equity between rich and poor schools and developed a long-range facilities plan."
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