Tuesday, May 17th is Election Day in Oregon and voters in the City of Portland will cast their votes to select a new mayor. The results may determine who the next mayor will be or if no one candidate gets the required 50% of votes, the top two candidates will face off again in November.
For the May election, AARP asked all mayoral candidates for their solutions about issues that AARP members, Portlanders age 50-plus, and their families want the next mayor to address. The answers are compiled in an online Voter Guide. And it is also available for download FINAL AARP _MayorofPortland-10951762 .
The guide features candidates’ responses to questions related to making the city an age-friendly and livable place where all people of all ages and abilities can be healthy, independent and integrated into a vibrant community life. Each candidate was allowed up to 625 characters to answer the questions. Their responses were not edited nor modified. AARP has also provided a summary of our position for each of the issues in this guide.
There are fifteen candidates who will be on the ballot. However, we received responses from the following six: Jules Bailey, Bruce Broussard, Patty Burkett, Sean Davis, David Schor and Ted Wheeler.
AARP informs its members and the general public about candidates’ position on issues so they can choose candidates that best represent their views and values. For over 30 years, non-partisan voter education has been part of AARP’s mission to help Americans live their best lives. AARP does not endorse candidates, have a political action committee (PAC), or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates.
AARP also hosted a Portland Mayoral Candidate forum on April 2nd and you can learn more about that here.