Ted Wheeler continues to catch breaks


State Treasurer’s campaign bolstered by endorsements, potential foe declines to join race.

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BY JACOB PALMER | DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

State Treasurer Ted Wheeler’s campaign has once again been bolstered by endorsements and a potential foe declining to join race.

Multnomah County COO Marissa Madrigal, who Charlie Hales had urged to run, announced on Facebook that she would not pursue the mayor’s office.

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House Majority Leader Jennifer Williamson said last week she would not pursue the position either, according to Willamette Week.

In addition to running a one-man race, Wheeler picked up endorsements on Monday.

Wheeler’s campaign announced endorsements by a number of civic leaders, including Central City Concern Executive Director Ed Blackburn, Southeast Uplift President Robert McCullough, Bradley Angle Executive Director Deborah Steinkopf, and a long-time community and equality activist, Avel Gordly, a former state legislator.

“Ted Wheeler has the demonstrated willingness, ability and skill to advance a vision for Portland that highly values equity and inclusion of all voices, all neighborhoods and all communities. He will passionately advance a public policy agenda that meets the test of being right, just, and fair. And, he will call out those existing policies that fall short of this test,” Gordly said.

(SOURCE: Portland Tribune)

It’s still early, but will anyone test Ted?

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