Metro Councilor, 5th District
OCCUPATION: Executive Director, Coalition of Community Health Clinics.
OCCUPATIONAL BACKGROUND: Executive Director, Oregon Opportunity Network; Director, Clackamas Community Land Trust.
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: Claremont Colleges, Pitzer.
PRIOR GOVERNMENTAL EXPERIENCE: Chief of Staff, Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish; Housing Policy Advisor, Portland City Commissioner Gretchen Kafoury.
Our Economy, Families and Quality of Life
“Sam Chase has a real record of making a difference for our community and families. He understands how Metro can build our economy and protect our quality of life. I’m proud to support him.”
Barbara Roberts, former Governor, Current Metro Councilor
As co-founder of the Affordable Housing Now! Coalition, Sam helped win $150 million to create affordable housing and economic opportunity for working families, seniors and people with disabilities.
Endorsed by The Oregon State Council for Retired Citizens and Oregonians for Affordable Housing
At the Coalition of Community Health Clinics, Sam helps provide health care for more than 50,000 people in our community.
Endorsed by SEIU 49
Sam helped create ‘Nature in Neighborhoods’ to restore natural areas throughout the Portland region.
Endorsed by Oregon League of Conservation Voters and Sierra Club
A former substitute teacher, Sam is a dedicated parent volunteer in his daughters’ school and fought successfully to win funding for local schools.
Endorsed by Portland Association of Teachers
Sam will also deliver at Metro:
Create Living Wage Jobs– He’ll get the most out of our existing industrial and commercial lands, growing and attracting jobs close to home.
Building a Stronger Community– He’ll fight for schools, safe streets and livable neighborhoods.
Protecting Our Environment – “Sam will protect our water, air and Urban Growth Boundary to preserve our farms, forests and natural area.” – Governor John Kitzhaber
Nick Fish, Portland City Commissioner; Multnomah County Chair Jeff Cogen; Beverly Stein, former Multnomah County Chair; Multnomah County Commissioner Deborah Kafoury; Ruth Adkins, Member Portland Public School Board; Bobbie Regan, Member Portland Public School Board; Portland Business Alliance; Loretta Smith, Multnomah County Commissioner.