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Vote for Ruth Adkins

April 28th, 2007

Please you will vote for Ms. Ruth Adkins for school board.

Because I said so.

Go, Ruth!


  1. Anne says

    Thanks for the endorsement Wacky Mommy!

    Thirteen more reasons to Vote for Ruth
    1. She is articulate
    2. She is experienced–over a decade of volunteering in the public schools, from campaigning for local funding initiatives, to working in the clasroom.
    3. She is intelligent.
    4. She has three kids–one in high school, one in middle school, one in elementary.
    5. She helped found Neighborhood Schools Alliance.
    6. She is tech savvy.
    7. She doesn’t pull punches.
    8. She is modest.
    9. She got her Bachelors and her Masters degrees from Yale–in Renaissance Studies.
    10. She is active in progressive politics on a national and local level.
    11. She started the weekly Hillsdale Peace Vigil
    12. The Oregonian, the Tribune, Willamette Week and the Mercury all endorsed her, along with Randy Leonard and 300 plus more groups and individuals.
    13. She wrote her first letter to the editor when she was in third grade and they published it! Go to

    April 28th, 2007 | #

  2. Mallory says

    Thanks Anne for all th good reasons. I am always flummoxed when it comes to picking school board. It is such hard work and such a thankless job, I am surprised anyone runs. Ruth sounds like a winner to me.

    April 30th, 2007 | #

  3. Mrs Mogul says

    I admire people that teach and educate! GO RUTH!

    April 30th, 2007 | #

  4. Zarwen says

    Thank you for encouraging Portland School District voters to support Ruth for School Board!

    I would like to ask you and your audience to consider also supporting the other challenger, Michele Schultz. Michele has a 20-year career as a social worker and has spent a great deal of that time helping troubled youth. She also has experience recruiting and hiring professionals, which is a crucial task facing the School Board at this time. And she is the mother of two children who attend Portland Public Schools.

    Portland Area Rethinking Schools describes Michele as “a surprising breath of fresh air . . . well versed in the controversial issues. . . .” The Portland Mercury’s endorsement says, “. . . like Adkins, she also wants to improve communication between the various interest groups in Portland’s Public Schools.” Michele has also been endorsed by the Northwest Labor Council and many, many parents, teachers, and concerned citizens, including several members of the Neighborhood Schools Alliance Steering Committee. What Michele will bring to the Portland School Board is a “bottom-up” rather than a “top-down” approach to any needed changes, as well as a “hands-off” approach where changes are NOT needed! For more information, please visit http://www.vote4michele.com

    Southwest neighbors can meet Michele in person this Sunday at the Hillsdale Farmers market and Rieke Art Show.

    May 3rd, 2007 | #

  5. MizzEllliott says

    Michele has my vote too! Go Ruth and Michele

    May 3rd, 2007 | #

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