Michael Brennan, a Portland Democrat, was elected in the city’s first test of ranked-choice voting. We’re glad to see the race go to a Democrat, and also to see Yes on 1 triumph, preserving our right to same-day voter registration!
The summer signature drive went forward with amazing success, and now the People’s Veto on same-day voter registration is on the ballot! Which means it’s time for you to help with phone banking and contributions toward getting the votes needed to overturn Gov. LePage’s harmful measure. Visit protectmainevotes.com to learn more, or e-mail Jennie Pirkl (firstname.lastname@example.org) to find out how you can help.
The Portland mayoral race, with 15 people running and a brand-new form of voting, may be enough to overwhelm even the most dedicated citizens and voters! We’d like to encourage you to narrow down your choices to the Democratic candidates, all of whom are part of a party that represents the core values of Portland — equality, diversity, openness and opportunity.
The Democrats in the race are listed below, in alphabetical order. (Links go to their campaign Web sites.)