Howard Weiner, long-time Portland skateboarding supporter and proprietor of the infamous Cal Skate, is running for Sam Adams‘ seat on the City Council. The Cal Skate website has a nice rundown on Howard’s political history, which paints a picture of long-term active and conscious community involvement.
Adams may be best known to skateboarders because of his Chief of Staff, Tom Miller’s general state of rippingness. Tom, along with Adams, aggressively helped to procure funding for Pier Park and make the first city-wide skatepark plan in the nation a reality. Adams is running for Mayor this term, so he must vacate his seat.
Thanks to our friends over at Skate and Annoy for bringing this issue to our attention.
Update: he dropped out. Bummer.