December 7, 2007 Volume 108 Number 23

Fahey to run for seat on Portland City Council

Mike Fahey, a former financial secretary-treasurer of the Portland Metal Trades Council and a former Democratic state representative from North Portland, will throw his hat into a crowded race for an open seat on the Portland City Council.

The incumbent, Sam Adams, is leaving to run for mayor.

A half-dozen candidates have already filed for, or say that they will file for the post. Fahey is the seventh.

A member of Pile Drivers, Divers and Shipwrights Local 2416, Fahey left the labor movement to open his own mortgage company. A native Oregonian, he founded the Shipwrights Apprenticeship Program, and he still directs the Carpenters Food Bank along with his wife Sandy.

He ran unsuccessfully for mayor in ’92 and for labor commissioner in ’99.

Fahey said he will kick off his campaign in January 2008. He will not use the city’s public campaign finance fund program.

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