2010 brings an election for a new Metro President – current President David Bragdon is term-limited. Three very serious candidates are in the hunt for the May primary:
- Councilor Rex Burkholder – a 10-year Metro veteran and former chair of JPACT. Previously he founded the Bicycle Transportation Alliance.
- Bob Stacey – most recently Executive Director of 1000 Friends of Oregon, he has also served as Portland’s Planning Director and in Congressman Blumenaur’s DC office.
- Mayor Tom Hughes – recently retired as Mayor of Hillsboro
The winner of this race will have significant influence on transportation policy in the region, possibly for many years to come. While Portland Transport as a non-profit cannot endorse candidates, we can help educate voters.
I propose that Portland Transport create a questionnaire on transportation policy for this race and publish the responses.
What should we ask? Be specific!