It's evaluation time for Portland-area legislators as lobbyists paint a picture of the leaders they got to know in Salem.
To get an independent assessment of metro-area lawmakers, WW has conducted an anonymous survey of Salem lobbyists, Capitol staffers and journalists toward the end of every legislative session since we began publication in 1974.
The idea? To get beyond campaign propaganda and lawmakers’ self-serving communications, which could leave voters thinking that the Legislature and the fictional town of Lake Wobegon have a lot in common—everybody is above average.
Read the full story in the Willamette Week.