By | March 10, 2020

March 10, 2020

I have some very exciting news to announce about my campaign!

I’m honored beyond words to be endorsed by Jo Ann Hardesty! Jo Ann is a leader on many crucial issues, such as police accountability, the budget, and re-envisioning our city government so that it works for everyone – in many ways, her and I share similar priorities, including a commitment to creating a community-engaged Charter review process that will lead to better representation on City Council and a city government that works for all Portlanders, so I am thrilled that she has chosen to support me over the dozen other candidates that I’m competing against. I believe that, with her support, Portlanders will decide that I am the right candidate to lead on these and many other important issues. Join us at her event on Wednesday from 6:30pm-8:30pm at Lucky Labrador Brew Pub to celebrate the announcement of her endorsement!

I’m also excited to announce that Bill McKibben is endorsing me! Bill is an author who has written several books about the environment and sustainability, and he’s been one of the primary leaders of the movement calling for a dramatic reduction in global greenhouse gas emissions, which includes spearheading the national divestment campaign that has successfully led to the disinvestment of trillions of dollars in fossil fuel companies from the portfolios of institutions such as colleges and cities nationwide. As a former Organizer who worked at Food & Water Watch for more than a decade, during which time I led the fight to prevent Nestlé from building a water bottling facility in the Columbia River Gorge, protecting the environment is central to my vision for our city, and I believe it says a lot about my record and my priorities to have such a major environmental leader on my side. Bill endorsed me the last time I campaigned, in 2018, and I am very grateful to have his continued support.


Sign up to volunteer for my campaign by letting us know your availability and how you’d like to help. In order to win this grassroots campaign that refuses all corporate contributions, I will need people power! Let us know about your interest now so that we can contact you when your help will be needed most.


Portland Commissioner Candidates Transportation Forum
Tuesday, March 10 from 5:45pm to 9pm
Clinton Street Theater
2522 SE Clinton St., Portland, OR 97202

Rise Together Community Meet & Greet
Wednesday, March 11 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub
915 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland, OR 97214
Join me as Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty announces her endorsement of my campaign!

Envelope-Stuffing Party
Sunday, March 15 from 11am to 2pm
Gnich Architecture Studio
1001 SE Sandy Blvd,, Suite 100, Portland, OR 97214

PMPC – Unite Oregon Candidates Forum
Wednesday, March 18 from 6pm to 8:30pm
Metropolitan Community Church of Portland
2828 SE Stephens St., Portland, OR 97214

Rose City Park Neighborhood Association’s Candidate Forum
Tuesday, March 31 from 5pm to 7:30pm
German American Society
5626 NE Alameda St., Portland, OR 97213


I made it to 250 Portland donors and I can now qualify for public matching funds to take my campaign to the next level! That doesn’t mean I’m done fundraising, though. If you still haven’t contributed to my campaign yet or if you have and you’d like to contribute again, I still welcome all donations between $5 and $250 (which will be matched 6x by the City of Portland!)


This is Our City, Our Future –– and, together, I know we can make it better.

Yours Truly,