Posted by Taylor Griggs (Staff Writer) on May 4th, 2022 at 1:36 pm
Portland transportation advocacy non-profit The Street Trust’s Action Fund has made its endorsements for the 2022 Oregon primaries. The organization’s ‘action fund’ was formed in 2018 as The Street Trust’s 501c4 arm, allowing the non-profit to endorse and fund “champions for multimodal options who prioritize transportation safety, accessibility, equity, and climate justice in the Portland Metro Region and beyond.”
In order to be considered for an endorsement, candidates needed to attend The Street Trust’s ‘Candidate Transportation School’ and respond to a questionnaire. The questionnaire asks about the candidates’ personal transportation habits and beliefs as well as their transportation policy plans in detail, including about how they plan to go about transportation planning from climate, safety and racial justice perspectives.
As such, the organization didn’t endorse a candidate for every race – but those who were selected went through an intense process to earn the endorsement.
So, who made the cut this time around?
The Street Trust made the following endorsements:
For Oregon Metro Council:
Lynn Peterson, President
Ashton Simpson, D1
Juan Carlos Gonzalez, D4
Duncan Hwang, D6
For Multnomah County:
Jessica Vega Pederson, Chair
Nicole Morrisey O’Donnell, Sheriff
For Clackamas County:
Libra Forde, Commissioner
For the City of Portland:
Jo Ann Hardesty, Commissioner
For Oregon Legislature
Travis Nelson, HD 44
Hoa Nguyen, HD 48
Mark Gamba, HD 41
Taylor has been BikePortland’s staff writer since November 2021. She has also written for Street Roots and Eugene Weekly. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org