News Articles

November 6, 2008
Amanda Fritz for Portland City Council
Ellen Miyo Ino Klaastad, my campaign manager. Talk about an outstanding community organizer! Ellen's work at the helm has been key to our success. Jasun Wurster, Robert Wilson, Debra Porta, Amanda Mansfield, and Ted Gleichman. These folks staffed our office and also donated hundreds of hours of time and expertise to help achieve the win.
October 16, 2008
The Oregonian
Jenni Simonis says her main reason for wanting to unseat David Widmark from the Gresham City Council is demographic -- not a worry that he's wrong on the issues. The current council, Simonis says, is too heavily weighted with retired or semiretired homeowners like Widmark living in the southern half of the city. As a renter living in the northern part of the city, Simonis says, electing her in place of Widmark in Position 1 would broaden the council's point of view.
September 26, 2008
The Gresham Outlook
One candidate is a city government veteran with years of experience under his belt. The other is a political newcomer who wants to represent a Gresham constituency not reflected on the council. Jenni Simonis, pronounced, "Simon is," said it's the perfect time for voters to elect a new fresh-thinking councilor to the city's only contested open council seat, now held by Councilor David Widmark.
September 1, 2008
The Southwest Community Connection
New York Sen. Hillary Clinton may have won nearly 18 million votes in her failed bid to win the Democratic presidential nomination, but Capitol Hill resident Moses Ross is just as proud of the 18 votes he won in order to represent her at the Democratic National Convention.
April 11, 2008
The Portland Tribune
Ordinarily, Moses Ross' day job is orchestrating thousands of campaign "robo calls," recorded phone messages designed to make politicians sound good - or bad. Ross played a new campaign role the last two weeks: volunteer chauffeur for Bill and Hillary Clinton's swings through Portland, Hillsboro and Eugene.
September 13, 2007
Portland Mercury
32-year-old Jasun Wurster, a Portland State political science student, says PPI officer Adrian Page intimidated him in Waterfront Park on September 5. When Wurster decided to film Page carrying out a park exclusion on his cell phone, the officer allegedly confronted him.
August 20, 2007
The Gresham Outlook
Gresham city councilors have seven citizens from which to choose a replacement for an empty council seat. Council hopefuls who filed applications for Position 1 by the Wednesday, Aug. 15, deadline include David Widmark, Jenni Simonis, Tom Giusto, Michael McCormick, Darren Hippenstiel, John Kilian and Jason Ogan.
August 4, 2007
The Gresham Outlook
In the article on the Gresham City Council vacancy (in the Wednesday, Aug. 1, issue of The Outlook), it listed that I've worked on bonds, levies and measures in the area. Saying that I campaign for these items is only a small piece of the work that I've done out in East County and Gresham. I have worked to educate my neighbors on the city and its needs, to locate candidates for office, educate the public on the Wal-Mart issue, testify in Gresham and Salem on payday loans and work towards a legislative solution, and more.
June 29, 2007
The Portland Tribune
For 17 years Jim Robison has been practicing getting to the point. He's become pretty good at it.
July 4, 2006
BikePortland.org
When some cyclists got wind of a Jammin 95.5 picnic event at Grant Park on Saturday many in the community urged them not to attend. There was a concern that if any cyclists showed up it would just incite the radio station's fans and tarnish an already tense situation. Jasun Wurster disagreed.