My name is Christopher Olson. I'm running for Portland City Council, District 2.
I want to be your voice on our city council.
I grew up outside of Tampa, FL, in a very conservative household in a conservative state. It wasn't until I moved to Chicago for college that I began to see the difference that progressive policies make. During that time, I worked in the inner city. The experience changed how I saw the world. From that moment on, I was committed to lifting up the voices of the vulnerable and disenfranchised.
Today I work in communications for a local healthcare non-profit that reaches underserved populations. I have ten years of experience in the non-profit sector. I've also worked on progressive voter registration initiatives and local campaigns.
I will ensure that all individuals are valued and respected for their unique perspectives and contributions, fostering a more equitable city.
I believe in data-driven decision-making based on the latest research rather than speculation or bias.
I believe empathy is crucial to developing meaningful connections and a more compassionate society.
I will promote personal and collective accountability of individuals and groups in our city government.
My Commitment to You
I am committed to serving the residents of District 2 with integrity, transparency, and accountability. As your city councilor, I will always put the needs of our community first. I believe that by working together, we can build a brighter future for all Portlanders.