Jo Ann Hardesty (left) and Loretta Smith
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Portland City Council Candidate Loretta Smith accused her November election opponent Jo Ann Hardesty of theft by mismanagement of funds Tuesday after a story on Oregon Public Broadcasting about a lack of fiscal oversight at the Portland NAACP when Hardesty served as president of the organization.
Race Talks will sponsor first candidates forum
The public forum centers around two Portland City Council seat candidates--Jo Ann Hardesty and Loretta Smith--who are poised to become the first African-American female council-woman in Portland’s history.