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Timur Ender

District 1

Timur Ender is a candidate for Portland City Council in District 1 (East Portland).

Ender is an attorney and urban planning professional with experience managing local infrastructure projects. His career includes roles as a transportation policy advisor to City Commissioner Steve Novick and a planner at the Portland Bureau of Transportation.

As the son of Turkish immigrants, Ender is the first in his family to be born in the U.S. He has volunteered his time providing pro bono legal aid services to immigrants and refugees and serving on the board of Oregon Walks, a nonprofit dedicated to pedestrian safety. Ender is also a Precinct Committee Person for the Multnomah County Democrats.

Ender’s priorities include community safety, implementing a Housing First approach (which prioritizes permanent housing for people experiencing homelessness), and promoting health equity.

Ender 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 Timur Ender and his endorsements, please visit his campaign website.