From Portland Afoot
Amanda Fritz is a member the Portland City Council. As of April 2012, she is running for reelection.
Her leading opponent is state Rep. Mary Nolan. For a guide to their positions on issues of interest to low-car Portlanders, see our low-car voter guide to the 2012 Portland City Council election: Amanda Fritz vs Mary Nolan.
Fritz was first elected after defeating Chris Smith and Charles Lewis in 2007 to fill the seat being vacated by Sam Adams in order to run for mayor. Fritz is a registered nurse and a former Southwest Portland neighborhood activist. She's the only council member successfully elected under the city's experiment with public financing of municipal elections.
As of 2011, Fritz oversees the Office of Neighborhood Involvement.
A skeptic of some council priorities, Fritz regularly finds herself as the lone vote in 4-1 council decisions. One of these was the council's August 2011 decision to request Metro Regional Flexible Funds for bikesharing instead of safety improvements to SW Barbur Boulevard.
Fritz was born in England.
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