Portland mayor is ‘one of many hardest jobs’ in Maine

The primary modern-era elected Portland mayor  was ousted by the second. He was crushed handily by the third. Then Kate Snyder selected to not run for a second time period.

For the reason that new place was established in 2011, it has had bother gaining traction in Maine’s largest metropolis. Lower than 5 months from Election Day, solely two persons are working to helm the state’s financial middle and its solely constant bastion of native progressive coverage.

Within the closely Democratic metropolis, the final 5 years have been marked by electoral and referendum wars between these nearer with the enterprise group and activists who favor sweeping adjustments. Each camps have had victories, and the strains between them have typically been blurred.