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Chris Olson

District 2

Chris Olson is a candidate for City Council in District 2 (North/Northeast Portland).

Olson is a community organizer who has worked in the healthcare sector and volunteered on progressive voter registration initiatives and local campaigns.

Olson’s campaign website lists his priorities as housing and economic justice, transportation and climate change, and community safety and developmen. Specific policy proposals include an urban trail network of protected bike and pedestrian paths, and a Renters Bill of Rights that would require landlords who raise rents over 5% per year to offer relocation assistance. 

Olson 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, he 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 Chris Olson’s platform, please visit his campaign website.

olsonforpdx.com