There are a record four open seats on city council this year, including for mayor, and we interviewed almost every candidate running to fill them. This is one in a series.
NOTE: all of these interviews were conducted before the Covid-10 outbreak.
Alicea Maurseth, running for City Commissioner, Position 2
“Address as many issues as possible and attempt to find the optimal solution.“
What’s the most pressing problem facing Portland and what are you going to do about it?
No single issue voting, please! There are many issues and ranking them seems ridiculous when there are so many issues to address. Everyone will have a reason why they think one should be ranked higher. As city commissioner, I would be answering questions and concerns of the citizens.
The only thing I can guarantee is that health (mental and physical) and safety will be a priority. For issues I feel strongly about, I am updating my site as often as I can to include my views on various topics. Feel free to look there, if you are so inclined.
How would you define a successful term in office?
Address as many issues as possible and attempt to find the optimal solution, even if that means compromising.
What’s something that people would be surprised to know about you?
That I’m running for city commissioner. 😀 Also, my parents had eight kids — all girls.