OCCUPATION: Multnomah County Commissioner

OCCUPATIONAL BACKGROUND: Assistant Dean of Administration, Lewis & Clark College; Student Advisor, Portland Community College; Attorney, Ball Janik LLP.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: Havard University, M.P.P.; University of California, Boalt Hall School of Law, J.D.; Lewis & Clark College, B.A.; PSU’s Executive Leadership Institute.

PRIOR GOVERNMENTAL EXPERIENCE: Staff Assistant, Commissioner Erik Sten.

PRIOR COMMUNITY EXPERIENCE: Oregon Food Bank Capital Campaign; Governors’ I-5 Trade and Transportation Taskforce; Visitors Development Fund; Gang Violence Prevention Taskforce.

Looking for a better life, Serena’s mother came to the United States and settled in Oregon. She taught her children to value education, hard word and community service. Serena learned these values well, working her way through college, graduate and law school.

Serena wants to put her skills and exeperience to work for you — making Portland an even better City to call home.

Serena organized parents and community members to lower the high school dropout rate.
Serena supports local funding for schools now.
“Serena won’t wait for Salem to fix our schools. She’ll make sure our City invests in our kids now.”
– Debbie Goldberg Menashe, School Board Member

Serena fought for better health care for working families, fair insurance benefits for women, and services to help seniors stay in their homes.
Serena will stand-up for regional investments in affordable housing, health care and jobs.

To fight crimes, Serena started a gang violence prevention task force and expanded treatment programs for drugs addicts.
Serena will advance community policing and common sense efforts to prevent crime.
“Serena will help us fight to prevent crime to keep our neighborhoods safe.” – Bernie Giusto, Multnomah County Sheriff-elect

“Cruz would bring a badly needed new perspective to council deliberation. . .” – The Skanner Endorsement — 8/30/02

“For those of us that know Serena the best, this is not a tough choice. Serena has earned our support through hard work, integrity, and her amazing commitment to Portland.” – Former Governnor Barbara Roberts

Join the hundreds of Portlanders supporting Serena at
Questions? Call (503) 281-7716!

(This information furnished by Cruz for Council)


OCCUPATION: 24-Year Portland Firefighter.

OCCUPATIONAL BACKGROUND: Portland Firefighter, 1978-Present; President, Portland Firefighters Association, 1986-1998.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: Portland State University, History, B.S.; Grant H.S.

PRIOR GOVERNMENTAL EXPERIENCE: State Senator 1993-1999; State Representative 1999-Present.

COMMUNITY EXPERIENCE: Emanuel Burn Center Board, Muscular Dystrophy Association, NE Coalition of Neighborhoods.

Portland’s City Council Can Do Better.
With Randy Leonard, It Will.

Fighting for Schools
Nobody has fought harder for local school funding than Randy Leonard – with audits to make sure that funding ends up in the classroom. Randy will find ways for the City to help too.
That’s why he’s endorsed by Portland Association of Teachers

Creating Good Jobs
Randy led the effort to create incentives for new businesses, bring good jobs to depressed areas, and encourage businesses to locate in Oregon.

“Randy Leonard knows that Portland needs more family wage jobs, and he knows how to deliver them.”
Tim Nesbitt, President, Oregon AFL-CIO

Saving Taxpayer’s Money
Randy Leonard found common sense ways to get better service from government for less money. He’ll cut city bureaucracy before cutting services or raising taxes.

That’s why he’s endorsed by Oregon State Council of Senior Citizens

Getting Toxics Out of the Willamette
Randy took on the Port of Portland to halt the dumping of toxic chemicals into the Willamette. Nobody in this race has done more to clean our river. That’s why Oregon League of Conservation Voters and Sierra Club endorse Randy.
Safer Families

“Randy’s a leader with experience fighting domestic violence and keeping guns out of the hands of criminals and kids.”
Senator Ginny Burdick

“Nobody works harder than Randy Leonard to create jobs, clean the Willamette and fight for schools. Next year, I’ll be a Portland resident. I want Randy Leonard to be my City Commissioner.” Governor John Kitzhaber

Some Endorsements
Portland Association of Teachers
Oregon AFL-CIO
Portland Firefighters Association
Oregon State Council of Senior Citizens
Sierra Club

Real World Experience, Real Results For People.
Something Different for Portland City Council.

Information and 200+ endorsements:
Questions? 503.762.3185

(This information furnished by Friends of Randy Leonard)