Jobs are top priority in Metro race

In a wide-open race for Metro president, the three candidates put an emphasis on job creation.

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Polls show that voter recognition for the three candidates running for Metro president is low, leaving the race largely up for grabs.

To appeal to voters, the candidates — Rex Burkholder, Tom Hughes and Bob Stacey — are emphasizing job creation in their campaigns.

Because all their polls show the economy is the No. 1 issue, this makes good campaign sense. But up until now, no one has thought much about Metro being an economic development agency.

“Livability begins with a good job,” says Stacey, illustrating a fundamental rule of campaigning – talk about what the voters are interested in.

Read the full story at the Portland Tribune.

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