Councilor, District 6

Picture of Bob StaceyBob Stacey

Occupation: Metro Councilor, District 6

Occupational Background: Director, 1000 Friends of Oregon; Lawyer

Educational Background: Parkrose High, Diploma; Reed College, Political Science, BA; Oregon Law School, Law, JD

Prior Governmental Experience: Chief of Staff, Congressman Earl Blumenauer; TriMet Policy and Planning Director; Policy Advisor, Governor Barbara Roberts; Portland Planning Director

We endorse Bob!

Governor Barbara Roberts
Congressman Earl Blumenauer
Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO)
NW Oregon Labor Council, AFL-CIO
Columbia-Pacific Building Trades
Oregon League of Conservation Voters
Metro President Lynn Peterson
Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury
Kathryn Harrington, Chair Washington County Commission
Metro Councilors Sam Chase, Shirley Craddick, Craig Dirksen, Juan Carlos González, Christine Lewis
Portland Association of Teachers PAC
Portland Firefighters Association AFSCME Local 3580
NW Carpenters Union
The Street Trust Action Fund

Dear Portland Neighbor,

A reactionary US president and an obstructionist minority in Oregon’s legislature are blocking our federal and state governments from protecting our people and our environment. Over these four difficult years, I’ve helped Metro step up to fill that gap and protect our community’s quality of life.

You’ve responded overwhelmingly by voting to protect our regional parks, trails and natural areas, and to build 3900 permanently affordable homes for 12,000 of our neighbors threatened with homelessness or already experiencing it.

Many of you are already working with me and the Metro team on a transportation strategy to get us around quicker, more safely and equitably, with less pollution and climate impact.

Now I’m asking you to approve Metro’s homeless services measure. It will scale up existing programs that are already working, so we can help more people get indoors and into supportive housing, with the services they need to stay housed. It will be funded by a 1% tax on upper-income households and large businesses.

Let’s keep working Here Together on real solutions for the challenges we face.

I ask you to re-elect me as your Metro councilor.


(This information furnished by friends of Bob Stacey)

Councilor, District 6

Picture of Leigha LaFleurLeigha LaFleur

Occupation: Patent Agent

Occupational Background: Intellectual property, small business, social work, mother

Educational Background: Eastern Michigan University, Social Work, Bachelors; Portland Community College, Paralegal, Associates, Electronics Engineering Technology, Certificate; Emerge Oregon

Prior Governmental Experience: Democratic Party of Oregon, Chair, Third Congressional District Committee, (2017- present)

Community Service: Full Circle Temple Council Member, Treasurer (2003-2008); BerniePDX Leadership Team (2015 – present); Greater Portland NOW Board Member (2017-2019), Interim Chapter President (2019)

I have a bold, progressive vision which infuses practical measures using Metro resources, transforming how we manage garbage, transportation and housing - all extremely important facets to the daily lives of every Metro citizen.

From my grassroots experience to my professional expertise, I have the sensibility to create a more livable community that is inclusive to everyone and mindful of environmental sustainability.

Let’s talk trash!

Why run for Metro Council? I want to transform the way we manage our garbage. Metro is the government entity that manages this regionally. Instead of adding more waste to landfills, I want Metro to use a waste-to-energy system to convert nearly all of our excess carbon based trash (including plastics) into fuel using a carbon neutral (potentially carbon negative) process. This fundamentally improves waste disposal, and creates both cost savings and additional revenue.

Progressive values

Integrity is key! I walk my talk. I’m excited to be a driving force on Metro Council to improve people’s lives through more affordable housing practices, lowering carbon infrastructure, and enriching Metro workplaces.

Policy priorities

  • Modernize our solid waste management infrastructure
  • Create programs to divert useful items from the solid waste stream
  • Explore innovative ways to address our houseless and housing affordability crisis
  • Prioritize carbon neutral transportation infrastructure
  • Consistently balance solutions through a social justice and equity lens
  • Promote anti-displacement when upgrading current infrastructure
  • Facilitate Metro employee satisfaction
  • Refuse money from fossil fuel interests or corporate PACs!

Endorsed by:
The Street Trust Action Fund
Our Revolution
Katrina Doughty, MESD Board

...and many members of the community!

(This information furnished by Leigha LaFleur Street Team)

The above information has not been verified for accuracy by Multnomah County.