Our recommendations for the May 2017 election are listed below. Candidates share a proven track record of leadership and commitment to strengthening our public schools so that our students can receive the education they deserve.
For Portland School Board:
Zone 4: Rita Moore
Zone 5: Scott Bailey
Zone 6: Trisha Parks*
*Due to unanticipated health concerns, Trisha Parks has not been able to campaign in this race, but has committed to serving on the board if elected.
For MESD Board:
Pos. 1, Zone 5: Susie Jones
Pos. 2, At Large: Helen Ying
Pos. 3, Zone 2: Mary Botkin
YES vote for Portland Public Schools Bond #26-193
More about Our Candidates
Scott Bailey has been working to improve the district for over a decade. He has organized with parents against school closures, served on the district-wide Boundary Review Advisory Committee (DBRAC), and played an instrumental role in the Better Oregon campaign for Measure 97.
Rita Moore’s knowledge about our District’s challenges and its potential is formidable. Since 2005, she has been working to build a stronger public school system in Portland. As co-chair of the Community Budget Review Committee, she has pushed for a more transparent budget, and she spearheaded changes to enrollment and transfer policies that threatened to close numerous neighborhood schools.
- Participate in our GET 10 Campaign
- Phone bank to NEA members living in Portland
- Mon., May 1st 4:30-6:30 at PAT
- Tues., May 2nd 4:30-6:30 at PAT
- Wed., May 10th 4:30-6:30 at PAT
- Thurs., May 11th 4:30-6:30 at PAT
- Sat., May 13th, 11-2pm at PAT