2018 Post-Election Roundup: The latest on key campaigns

2018 Post-Election Roundup: The latest on key campaigns

The 2018 midterm elections brought about significant change for our region and state, from a new Portland City Council Commissioner to a new bond that addresses affordable housing. Below is a round-up of highlights from this important election, based on endorsement positions the Alliance took. Click through the headlines below to learn more.

State of Oregon
Oregon House Democrats win a supermajority in 2018 election - The Oregonian

"Regardless of what party holds power in Salem, we all agree that stable family-wage jobs, access to quality educational opportunities and affordable homes for those who need them the most are top priorities," said Andrew Hoan, chief executive of the Portland Business Alliance, in a written statement.
What Gov. Kate Brown's re-election means for Oregon's business community - Portland Business Journal

Oregonians react to ballot measure results, Brown's win - Oregon Business

"Part of finding solutions means looking creatively at how to strengthen our public-private partnerships,” said Andrew Hoan, president and CEO of the Portland Business Alliance. “By passing Measure 102, Oregonians clearly agree that we can do more when we work together. We look forward to supporting local leaders in financing and building more affordable housing for our region."

“We are excited to collaborate with Governor Brown and strengthen our partnerships to support better access to stable family-wage jobs, quality educational opportunities and affordable housing across the region,” the Portland Business Alliance's president said in a release.

Oregon Measure 102, statewide affordable housing amendment cruises to approval: Election results 2018 - The Oregonian

Oregonians Vote To Keep State's Sanctuary Law, Reject Measure 105OPB
Group fighting sanctuary law measure vow ‘our work is not over’Portland Tribune

Portland Region
Metro region gives thumbs-up to $652.8M affordable housing bond - Portland Business Journal

$653 million Metro affordable housing bond passes: Election results 2018 - The Oregonian

Voters OK Metro affordable housing bond – Portland Tribune
Portland election results 2018: Jo Ann Hardesty wins Portland City Council seat in historic victory - The Oregonian
Hardesty celebrates City Council victoryPortland Tribune

Election 2018: Portland tax on large retailers to fund clean energy winning big - Portland Business Journal
Portland's Clean Energy Measure Soars to Victory - Willamette Week
Portlanders Pass Measure To Create Clean Energy Fund - OPB
“While we remain seriously concerned with the impact this gross receipts tax will have on Portland residents who can least afford it, we stand in agreement with proponents of this measure that much more must be done to lessen the impacts of climate change to those most affected,” Andrew Hoan, the PBA's president and CEO, said in a statement. “We look forward to finding ways we may all work together for our future.”

Voters endorse Portland clean energy tax initiative - The Oregonian