Bud Was Serious! A 30th Anniversary Retrospective of Bud Clark's Successful Race for Mayor of Portland

May 19, 2014 at 7PM

Bud Clark's Portland mayoral campaign of 1984 was as remarkable and unexpected as it was successful. Its first achievement was convincing voters that the well-liked tavern-keeper who had never previously held a public office was a serious candidate. To commemorate the 30th anniversary of the landmark campaign, former staffers (including Mike Ryerson) and Bud Clark himself will convene for a panel discussion. Longtime Portland political analyst Tim Hibbitts will give introductory remarks about the city's political climate of the 1970s and early 1980s, then serve as moderator for the panel discussion.