Sam Adams's file:

Democrat from Oregon

Sam Adams is the mayor of Portland. Before that he was a city commissioner and , for 11 years, was chief of staff to then-Mayor Vera Katz.

Recent statements involving Sam Adams

Says "last year the graduation rate for our combined six-district footprint jumped 5.5 percent."

Says, "In the last four years we’ve cut $36 million in ongoing revenue."

Says the initial Portland plastic bag ban represented "only a modest share of total single-use checkout bag use."

Says "Portland has higher standards than feds on allowed police use of force."

"We’re spending $12,000 bucks a kid a year in the school system."

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