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Former mayor Sam Adams wastes no time in getting a new job

Former mayor Sam Adams wastes no time in getting a new job
Sam Adams, Portland's former mayor.
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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Former Portland Mayor Sam Adams has been named executive director of the City Club of Portland, a 100-year-old nonprofit organization that holds Friday forums on public affairs and does research on issues.
   
Adams' election in 2008 made Portland the largest city in the country with an openly gay mayor. But his term was burdened from its early days by his admission he had lied during the campaign about a sexual relationship with a teenager. He didn't run for re-election. Charlie Hales succeeded him this month.
   
In a statement Wednesday, Adams said the job means he can "continue to encourage exceptional urban public policy in a region I love" and said the City Club's "tradition of unbiased, citizen-led policy research remains unique and imperative in today's hyper-partisan environment."

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