KGW’s Straight Talk with Laural Porter
Oregon nonprofit sees success in getting women and women of color elected

Oregon nonprofit sees success in getting women and women of color elected

November 20, 2020

The first Black member and first Muslim member of the Washington County Commission and Mayors-elect of West Linn and Beaverton went through Emerge Oregon training.

Emerge Oregon counts among its successful graduates, Oregon Labor Commissioner Val Hoyle, and Secretary of State-elect Shemia Fagan, as well as Beaverton Mayor-elect Lacey Beaty, and West Linn Mayor-Elect Jules Walters. The organization supported over 70 women up for election in the 2020 May primary and November general elections.

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Portland Commissioner-elect Mingus Mapps; Gresham mayor’s race

Portland Commissioner-elect Mingus Mapps; Gresham mayor’s race

November 13, 2020

On this week's episode of Straight Talk, Laural Porter is joined by Portland Commissioner-elect Mingus Mapps, who talks about his victory and what he hopes city council can achieve moving forward. Laural is also joined by Travis Stovall and Eddy Morales, who are battling in a tight race to be Gresham's next mayor as the votes continue to be counted.

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