May Election Voters Guide

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

 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.

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