has been elected mayor of Portland, Oregon in a landslide.
With nearly 75% of the vote counted, Adams has 57.5%, compared to 34.1% for his closest opponent. By winning more than 50% in the primary, Adams wins outright and avoids a runoff.
Portland will become the largest city in the United States with an out mayor, a distinction now held by Providence, Rhode Island. Portland is the 31st most populous city, with over 537,000 people in 2006; Providence, with out Democrat David Cicilline as mayor, ranks 128th.
In the photo above, Adams is the one with the laptop posture, the arty-trendy glasses, and the organic watermelon. Talk capital budget growth velocity to us, Sam! Purr!
See Adams' Flickr photostream for more pics.