New Seasons Market co-founder Eileen Brady is running for Mayor of Portland.
She says, “Portland needs real people with real experience” in City Hall. Which means experience earned in business, not politics.
According to The Oregonian, if elected Brady would give her cellphone number to city workers so they could call her directly with problems. I like that “Call me and I will help” mentality.
Brady also said she’d work to accelerate the city’s business permitting process to encourage job creation and build an economic development team.
I don’t know much about Brady or the other candidates, but I do know Portland is a place with the potential to become an engine of 21st century commerce. Whoever can best harness the copious talent here is going to win — not just elections, but also hearts and minds.