I know that children and teachers in one district – Portland Public Schools – do not have access to the same basic resources including safe buildings, staffing, critical support services, new books, technology and playground equipment. This challenge is not unique to any single neighborhood or school. It’s pervasive in them all.

We need a PPS that provides a consistently robust, equitable education in a safe environment with stable funding in every single zip code. I believe I can be a part of a team that makes that happen. My supporters and endorsements vary far and wide – different neighborhoods and passionately different perspectives. They prove that we can put people, not politics first. We are one district. Let’s start acting like one.