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Candace Avalos

District 1

Candace Avalos is a candidate for Portland City Council in District 1 (East Portland).

Avalos is the Executive Director of Verde, an environmental advocacy organization. Her resume includes chairing the City of Portland’s Citizen Review Committee, a police oversight board, and serving on the Portland Charter Commission, the volunteer board that designed and referred Portland’s charter reform measure to the ballot.

A 2019 alumna of Emerge, a training program for Democratic women, Avalos unsuccessfully ran for City Council in 2020. She is a 2024 graduate of the Oregon Labor Candidate School, a training program for pro-labor candidates, and serves as a Committee Precinct Person for the Multnomah County Democrats.

Avalos’ campaign priorities include public safety, expanding Portland Street Response (the city’s non-police crisis response team), addressing housing and homelessness, investing in transportation and infrastructure, supporting small business and workforce development, and tackling environmental and climate issues.

Avalos has committed to the ‘Save Portland Street Response’ pledge, vowing to prioritize, introduce, and vote in favor of full funding for Portland Street Response to operate 24-7 in every budget cycle. Additionally, she has signed the ‘No Fossil Fuel Money’ pledge, committing not to accept contributions of over $200 from the oil, gas, and coal industries, and the ‘No Police Money Pledge’, rejecting contributions or endorsements from police unions or associations.

To learn more about Candace Avalos and for a full list of endorsements, please visit her campaign website.

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