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Jefferson Smith

Portland Mayoral Candidate Faces Questions About Assault Charge

The Huffington Post | Ian Gray | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

The campaign of Portland mayoral candidate Jefferson Smith continues to deal with questions after reports earlier this month that he was charged with...

A Glimpse of What Politics Can Be

Joe Trippi | Posted 07.16.2012 | Politics
Joe Trippi

We all know what's wrong with politics today: The money, the shouting, the prioritization of ideology over solutions and progress. It's easy to be cyn...

Can There Be Transparency in Politics? Jefferson Smith Runs for Mayor of Portland

Toni Nagy | Posted 07.14.2012 | Politics
Toni Nagy

Recently I was introduced to Jefferson Smith, an inspired, young elected official, who's now running for mayor of Portland, Ore., and aims to embody the future of what politics should be.

Orgeon Legislators: Never Gonna Give You Up

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Who says you can't have fun while getting your state's business done? State lawmakers in Oregon have made a splash online, after a video emerged show...

Self-Fulfilling Prophecies and Young Voter Engagement

Jefferson Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jefferson Smith

Conservative pundits pooh-pooh the power of the youth vote relentlessly, and might not be likely to natter differently anytime soon. But you and me, we can start telling a different story.