Brady makes an endorsement. No, not that one.
- Jim Redden
- Portland Tribune - News
Eileen Brady has made an endorsement in the General Election.
No, Brady has not endorsed either of the two men who forced her out of the Portland mayor's race in the Primary Election.
Instead, the New Season's co-founder has endorsed the Portland school district's $482 million bond measure.
In a Tuesday email, Brady says the measure is better than the $548 million one that was narrowly defeated in the primary.
"This time around the bond is more thoughtful and focused than it was in 2011. A citizen committee revised it, in partnership with the district, improving it significantly. The costs are reasonably derived and explained and the implementation has an accountability structure built into it," Brady said of Measure 26-144 in the email.
The measure has already been endorsed by former city commissioner Charlie Hales and State Rep. Jefferson Smith in the primary, thereby qualifying for the November run-off election over Brady.
In her email, Brady calls the mayor's race "still hotly contested."