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"...Architect Stuart Emmons offers skills that would benefit the council and the city, not the least of which is his experience of putting roofs over people's heads inexpensively and quickly. ...
Emmons emphasizes that he is a "bridge builder," able to connect with developers, renters, private-sector entrepreneurs, nonprofit managers and others. That can be a useful skill for a council that seems more interested in issuing edicts full of unintended consequences than building collaborative, effective solutions. ...." Full Article
THE OREGONIAN EDITORIAL BOARD, THE OREGONIAN, 4/23/16
"...In a time when affordable and homeless housing have become our most front-burner issues and the campaigns for both Mayor and the City Council have also centered on issues like the urban growth boundary, transportation and design review, nobody in either race has anything close to the expertise Emmons has. ..." Full Article
BRIAN LIBBY, PORTLANDARCHITECTURE.COM
"Stuart has been a long-time activist for schools across the city, and a champion for equity; as Commissioner he will be one of the strongest proponents for our children and our schools on the City Council in decades.”
PAUL ANTHONY, BOARD MEMBER PORTLAND PUBLIC SCHOOLS
“Stuart has a keen understanding of the 2 Portlands. The people being left behind will now have a true ally.”
SHARON MAXWELL, THE BOANERGES GROUP
“attn portlanders please vote Stuart Emmons for city council.”
COURTNEY TAYLOR-TAYLOR, THE DANDY WARHOLS
"Stuart is one of the most intelligent, caring and innovative forward thinking minds in the region and he would provide outstanding and realistic thinking to Portland City Council. Go Stuart!"
RICHARD STRATHERN, FORMER CITY OF GRESHAM CITY COUNCIL MEMBER, 1/6/16
“For the couple years I've known you, you've been consistently passionate about schools, and serving disenfranchised families.”
KAREN McEWAN, TEACHER, 12/6/15
“I think you would be a huge breath of fresh air.”
PORTLAND CULTURAL LEADER, 11/26/15
"We need a design thinker on council to help us navigate density and preservation, and you're the perfect voice to advocate for that."
JAMES MALBON HARRISON, 12/6/15
"In a time of unparalleled growth in our city I want a voice on the council of someone who will advocate for historic preservation, smart growth, affordable housing, working to end homelessness, improving our schools, and supporting the arts and small local businesses. Stuart's background and experience and candidacy platform checks all those boxes. He is an architect and planner who has worked to update and preserve existing historic homes and civic buildings, designed low cost efficient low income housing, volunteered in our schools, been an advocate on homelessness, and been involved with the art community for the 10 years I've worked in it. He owned a small business and a friend of mine worked for him there. I think his vision of Portland's future is in good alignment with mine on many issues and I think Stuart will be a lot better than the incumbent who is combative, arrogant, and a terrible disappointment. I am sure there are other good candidates running but I also think Stuart has a good chance of defeating the incumbent who I would like to see replaced. [This is] why I'm supporting Stuart."
DANIEL PEABODY, GALLERY DIRECTOR, ELIZABETH LEACH GALLERY
"Stuart Emmons is the most arts, design and culturally adept person to run for a city council seat in Portland since Vera... he has lived the struggle. Portland is at a turning point and this guy brings new ideas, better practices and housing/shelter understanding at all levels in ways nobody in city govt here can match. We need that. You met him at art openings years before he even considered running for office. He went to art school, knows what kind of space artists need + he's built affordable housing and is not bound by class, social cliques or age. He has practical experience galore and he understands the difficult but necessary things.
JEFF JAHN, PORT: PORTLANDART.NET