From Portland Afoot
Steve Novick is a Portland-based politician and former environmental lawyer. As of December 2011, he is running to succeed Randy Leonard on the Portland city council, competing in the November 2012 election.
His leading opponents are Mark White and Jeri Williams. 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: Steve Novick vs Mark White vs Jeri Williams.
Among other things, Novick is known for his sharp liberal perspective and for commercials that humorously reflect on his height (he's 4"9') and what he's called his "strong left hook" (his left hand, absent at birth, is replaced by a metal prosthesis).
 Education and career
In 1977, after low funding caused Novick's junior high school to close, he enrolled at the University of Oregon. After graduating at age 18, he attended Harvard Law School, earning a law degree at age 21.
In the 2008 Democratic primary for U.S. Senate, Novick ran unsuccessfully against Jeff Merkley.
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