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Sonja McKenzie

District 1

Sonja McKenzie is a candidate for Portland City Council in District 1 (East Portland).

McKenzie is a Community Engagement Coordinator at the Oregon Community Foundation. She currently serves as a board member of the Parkrose School Board and the Oregon School Boards Association. McKenzie is a 2021 graduate of Emerge, a training program for Oregon-based Democratic women.

McKenzie’s website highlights her priorities as fostering community engagement, promoting sustainability, enhancing community safety, and ensuring government accountability.

McKenzie 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 Police Money Pledge,’ vowing to reject contributions and endorsements from police unions or associations.

For more information about Sonja McKenzie and a complete list of her endorsements, please visit her campaign website.