Charlie Hales wins major business endorsement

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Alliance board of directors endorses Charlie Hales for Portland mayor
By Portland Business Alliance

The Portland Business Alliance board of directors today announced its endorsement of Charlie Hales in the race for mayor of Portland.

“The City of Portland needs a mayor with good, sound judgment and an even temperament who can proudly represent the city in any corner of the world,” said Sandra McDonough, president & CEO of the Portland Business Alliance. “The events and news reports of the past few weeks convinced us that only one candidate – Charlie Hales – fits that description. And Charlie has the ability to bring people together – even when they disagree – to get things done for the good of the entire city.”

Alliance board endorsements are based on a process that includes candidate interviews conducted by its endorsement committee and a review of the candidates’ responses to its Value of Jobs questionnaire, followed by a vote by the full board. Two-thirds of the board members present must agree before an endorsement is made.