District 1

Our team sent a questionnaire to each candidate, asking questions that would provide positions on issues of importance to Fair Elections Portland. Candidates answered each question with "yes," "no," "unsure," or "decline to answer." The responses have not been altered or changed in any way.

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The Candidate responded with a YES to the question.

The Candidate responded with a NO to the question.

The Candidate responded with an UNSURE to the question.

The Candidate declined to respond.

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David Cowieis running for District 1.

 

Supports Municipal Clean Elections.

Supports Municipal Citizen Initiatives.

Supports greater public input at City Council meetings.

Supports Citizens' Rights Ombudsman.

"I support this initiative, but when government is working and accessible - an ombudsman may not be needed."

Supports improving voting processes and access.

Supports measures to assess and remediate structural racism within Portland government and city services.

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Karen Snyderis running for District 1.

 

Supports Municipal Clean Elections.

"This should be the primary action addressed by the Charter Commission. The Charter was opened up because of the City's decision to not put the Clean Elections referendum on the ballot in 2019. The City stated that the Charter Commission must address clean elections because it was constituted a fundamental change to the balance of power in the city."

Supports Municipal Citizen Initiatives.

"In certain cases, citizen initiative processes such as referendum is the only way to actually represent citizen's intent if the City is influenced by special interest groups."

Supports greater public input at City Council meetings.

"A true form of democracy is where citizens have access early on in the City processes. This is not the case with executive meetings that are closed to the public or when developers meet with the City years in advance prior to permit application."

Supports Citizens' Rights Ombudsman.

"I believe the "executive" meetings need to cease or at least be transparent to citizens. There should not be in backroom meetings within City Hall or off-site which includes City employees or elected officials with outside special interest groups."

Supports improving voting processes and access.

"To increase voting access doesn't necessarily mean increased spending. A simple and effective way to increase voting access would be to have a voting day holiday where all citizens are off from their work to allow them to vote on election day."

Supports measures to assess and remediate structural racism within Portland government and city services.

"Assessment is needed to see where structural racism lies within City processes."

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Shay Stewart-Bouleyis running for District 1.

 

Supports Municipal Clean Elections.

Supports Municipal Citizen Initiatives.

Supports greater public input at City Council meetings.

Supports Citizens' Rights Ombudsman.

Supports improving voting processes and access.

Supports measures to assess and remediate structural racism within Portland government and city services.