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My best friend Harry passed in 2022

I am "Sir Lafalot"  Rose Festival Clown


My background includes:

  1. Former member National Education Association,                                                                              Postal Workers, Oil Chemical and Atomic Workers.

  2. Former High School vocational teacher. 

  3. Elected PCP precinct 4406, House District 44.

  4. Resident of North Portland since 2011.

  5. Over 25 years in corporate human resources development.

  6. Past President of a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business. 

  7. 2018 Independent, Progressive, and Green Party Candidate for US Congress Oregon CD 3.

  8. Six years on the State Council of Oregon Progressive Party. 

  9. Past Chair of Celsi Celebration 2019.

  10. Organizer of the "Together For Oregon" fundraising campaign to support IATSI Local 28.

  11. Certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

  12. Published author and (sometime artist).


Portland is evolving. The past three years have forever changed the dynamics of our city. We can't ignore the problems facing our inner city, but not at the expense of the vast majority of our citizens who live and work outside of "downtown". The vitality of our neighborhoods has been and will continue to be the heart and soul of what makes Portland the city we love. 

We must and we can:

  • Provide real treatment for those with mental health issues.

  • Provide safe, healthy housing for all regardless of financial condition.

  • Implement free education and training beyond high school.

  • Reform and rebuild our police department.

  • Create a municipal bank to finance small businesses and community development projects.

  • Force corporations and the wealthy to pay their fair share of taxes.

  • Install municipal broadband for all Portland residents.

Image by Elena Kuchko

In 2021, 193 people died on the Portland streets, of more than 5,200 known unhoused people.  That number is now close to 8,000.  Rampant and open drug use, uncontroled theft and vandalism, risng rents and almost daily gun related deaths are driving people to leave Portland.


It is easy to focus on the problems. My job as commissioner is about Solutions.  It takes leadership and teamwork.  I spent my career helping organziations, both public and private, solve complex problems, develop servant leaders and build strong effective teams. 


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