Will voters take newspapers' advice and vote for Adkins?
That's a remarkable feat given that she is running against an incumbent, Doug Morgan, who is no slouch. Where Ruth beats Doug is in her passion to involve communities in decision-making and to keep neighborhood schools open.
With a bean-counter's outlook, Doug backed Portland Schools Superintendent Vicki Phillips in shutting them down during his tenure.
So now we will find out just what all those endorsements are worth. They can't hurt, but just how much will they help?
One other note about Ruth, who is a Hillsdale neighbor. She was an organizer of our Friday evening peace vigils at Sunset Boulevard and Capitol Highway. And while she could have been out knocking on doors for her campaign these past few weeks, she has reserved Friday evenings to be with us with her anti-war placard in hand.
Hers is to the point. It reads,"NO!"
She knows that money spent on war is money diverted from real social needs, like quality schools.
Her anti-war stance is another reason to vote "YES!" for Ruth.