By Carol McCracken (Post # 2,361)
Tom MacMillan (G) announced today that is running for Mayor of Portland in this fall’s November election. MacMillan who is a part-time teacher has been chair of the Portland Green Independent Committee for three years.
In his email, MacMillan said that while Portland has received accolades from national media sources, “most Portland residents are struggling; more than 50% of children in Portland Public Schools lack food security, rents are skyrocketing faster than nearly any city int the nation and new luxury developments are bringing about the destruction of the working class character of the city”
In 2011, MacMillan co-authored an ordinance which put the City of Portland on the record as opposing corporate personhood; in 213, he co-authored and led the campaign for local marijuana legislation; lasy year he was a founding board member of the Friends of Congress Sq. Park, and this year, he has been chair of Portlanders for a Living Wage.
For more information on his campaign, please call (207) 272-5833 and email https://www.facebook.com/ElectMacmillan.
So far, incumbent Mayor Michael Brennan has announced he will be a candidate again for Mayor of Portland and councilor Ed Suslovic has announced his candidacy.