The Oregon League of Conservation Voters endorses Bob Stacey for Metro President

Date: 
January 14, 2010

Portland, OR – The Oregon League of Conservation Voters has endorsed Bob Stacey for Metro President.

“OLCV believes Bob stood out as a decisive leader with a vision to protect the environmental integrity of the region, even when confronting critical issues like growth, development, land use and transportation,” said OLCV Executive Director Jon Isaacs.

Stacey’s resume exemplifies a lifetime commitment to regional environmental issues in a variety of capacities. He led the campaign to pass Ballot Measure 49 in 2007 and served as policy adviser to Governor Roberts when the Western Bypass Freeway project was terminated. As the City of Portland’s planning director, he led the adoption of an environmental overlay for riparian and upland forest and habitat. Stacey left his most recent post, as executive director for 1000 Friends of Oregon, in September.

Stacey found himself among worthy competition for the OLCV endorsement.
Metro Councilor Rex Burkholder boasts a long list of environmental accomplishments in the Portland area, and has earned two previous OLCV endorsements. Burkholder helped found the Bicycle Transportation Alliance and the Coalition for a Livable Future. In his ten years on the Metro Council, Burkholder has led efforts to reduce the region’s greenhouse-gas emissions, worked to fund outdoor school for kids, and helped pass the largest bond measure ever to protect natural areas around the region.

Tom Hughes has twice earned OLCV’s endorsement for Hillsboro Mayor.

The endorsement process for Metro President involved the extensive work of a committee of volunteers representing the three counties in the Metro region: Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington.

Any candidate seeking an OLCV endorsement must first fill out a comprehensive questionnaire covering a variety of relevant environmental issues. Following review of the questionnaire, OLCV conducts face-to-face interviews with each candidate and considers each candidate’s environmental record and their level of commitment to protecting Oregon’s environmental legacy, as well as their leadership skills. In addition, OLCV tries to determine if the candidate is a serious contender for the office they are seeking. All endorsement recommendations are then reviewed and finalized by the OLCV PAC Board of Directors. For more information about OLCV endorsements, please visit www.olcv.org.

The Oregon League of Conservation Voters works to pass pro-environment laws, elect pro-environment candidates to office and hold all of our elected officials accountable.

More information:
Toby Van Fleet | Communications Director, OLCV | 503-224-4011 | toby@olcv.org

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