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PHOTOS: Portland mayoral forum packs Moriarty Auditorium at Cascade
Photos and Story by James Hill
PCC District President Preston Pulliams greets Sam Adams, candidate for Portland mayor and current city councilor. Adams took part in a mayoral candidates forum with four other candidates (Sho Dozono, Beryl McNair, Craig Gier and Christopher Rich) at the Cascade Campus on March 14.
Sho Dozono waves at the packed house at the auditorium of the Moriarty Arts and Humanities Building. The forum was presented by PCC Cascade Campus and the Urban League of Portland, and sponsored by the African American Alliance, the African American Chamber of Commerce and the Portland branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
Adams fields a question from debate moderator Ken Boddie, reporter and anchor for KOIN-TV. A graduate of Cornell University, Boddie is the longtime weekend anchor for the TV station.
Dozono gives an animated opening remark to the crowd as the debate started. This was the first time PCC has been host of a city mayoral forum and was the first debate between the candidates this election season.
Boddie greets the audience before the start of the debate. Topics addressed at the event included concerns to Portland’s African-Americans and other citizens of color.