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Dan Gilk

District 3

Dan Gilk is a candidate for Portland City Council in District 3 (Southeast Portland).

Gilk is a software engineer who has worked for tech companies like X (formerly Twitter) and Medium. For the last year, Gilk has been a stay-at-home dad.

Gilk’s priorities include urban sustainability, efficient public transportation, and housing reform. Specifically, he proposes transforming underutilized street spaces into public plazas and greenways, expanding rapid transit options like bus rapid transit, and replacing the traditional property tax with a land value tax to discourage speculative holding and encourage development. He also supports sanctioned, service-equipped camping sites for Portlanders experiencing homelessness.

For more information about Daniel Gilk, please visit his campaign website.