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Marcques is an ideal choice to help craft a charter for a more inclusive, democratic Portland.We are very excited to make a special endorsement for one of our board members, Marcques Houston for Charter Commission - District 4 !!!
We're excited to endorse Marcques not just because he's our dear friend and colleague, but because he is a fine example of what an elected leader can and should be---genuine, open minded, a considerate listener, dedicated to social justice and equity, and treats others with respect and dignity.
As a Black, life-long Mainer and first generation college student from a working class family, Marcques understands many of the challenges facing every day Portlanders. And he's proven to be an effective grassroots advocate for critical issues such as racial justice, access to childcare, fair wages, and equity in our schools.
If given the opportunity, we believe he will be an excellent Charter Commission member. Click here to find out more about Marcques and how to help lend a hand: houstonforportland.wixsite.com/houstonforportland
He's running against Cheryl Leeman, a long time Republican leader in Portland politics and a Portland City Councilor for 30 years.
*(We will be sending out a questionnaire to all of the Charter Commission candidates (24 so far!). Some time after March 29th we'll publicly release the filled out questionnaires. With so many races and candidates we're not sure exactly what we'll do regarding further endorsements, though we expect to make some, and will announce them after the 29th.) ... See MoreSee Less
3 days ago ·
All we are saying is give democracy a chance. If voters want someone like Jon Jennings running Portland, they can vote for him or her. ... See MoreSee Less
1 week ago ·