Petition update

3 Portland candidates support full pesticide ban

Portland Protectors

Oct 26, 2015 — PORTLAND - Many of our supporters have asked where the candidates stand when it comes to pesticide use since we need supportive councilors if we want a pesticide ban to make it through the council. We now have some answers.

Two candidates for Portland city council and one candidate for Portland mayor have declared their full support for the Portland Protectors pesticide ban ordinance. Two other council candidates have expressed qualified support.

Here’s where the candidates stand on the Portland Protectors ordinance:


Michael Brennan - Didn’t respond

Tom MacMillan - SUPPORTS IT 100%

Ethan Strimling - Responded, but didn’t take a position

District 1

Paula Guillemette Agopian, - Responded, but didn’t take a position

Patrick Flynn - Didn’t respond

Sean Kerwin - Responded, but didn’t take a position

Brandon Mazer - Didn’t respond

Belinda Ray - SUPPORTS IT 100%

District 2

Robert Korobkin - Didn’t respond

Wells Lyons - Supports eliminating the use of synthetic pesticides by the city, but thinks a private ban on all synthetic fertilizers goes too far.

Spencer Thibodeau - Supports it, but would like to see some areas of the ordinance modified including the addition of a grace period.


Matthew Coffey - Didn’t respond

David Foster - SUPPORTS IT 100%

Nicholas Mavodones Jr. - Didn’t respond

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