City of Portland Commissioner, Position 4
OCCUPATION: Property Management (self employed)
OCCUPATIONAL BACKGROUND: Consultant, 2004-2006; Senior Program Manager, McCarthy Medical Marketing, 1992-2004; International Account Manager, Seagate Technology, 1987-1991
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: Sawyer College of Business, certificate of completion; Los Gatos High School, diploma
PRIOR GOVERNMENTAL EXPERIENCE: Portland Charter Review Commission, Portland Housing Advisory Commission, Portland/Multnomah Food Policy Council, Multnomah County Advisory Committee on Sustainability and Innovation, Lents Town Center Urban Renewal Advisory Committee
Our future as a city is directed by who we elect to City Council. For a better tomorrow, we must choose wisely today.
Unfortunately, there are those who are more interested in advancing their own careers than protecting and empowering citizens. Political insiders who will ignore our real challenges. To change this, we must elect grassroots, community-based leaders.
Your vote gives you the power to change this.
I have been an active and committed community leader working to address the overwhelming issues in my East Portland neighborhood. I have worked tirelessly to address poverty, inequity, and neglect of some of our most vulnerable citizens. I am seeking your vote for the office of City Commissioner so I can work to reverse this entrenched system of neglect, fight for Portland's core values, and restore fair and reasonable government for the benefit of all Portlanders.
We will never realize the change we seek in government until we have true community-based representation.
Smart, community-based job creation and entrepreneurial development should be our primary focus. We have well over 100,000 Portlanders dependent on food assistance and a high unemployment rate. This is unacceptable. I will work to ensure Portland is a city friendly to start-ups and entrepreneurs.
Portland needs leaders who will institute policies of transparency, accessibility, and accountability. I will work for policies that bring meaningful citizen oversight and participation to department budgets and the police bureau.
Endorsed by: Portland Chapter of the Pacific Green Party, Oregon Progressive Party, Basic Rights Oregon PAC (Green Light)