I am not your typical political candidate.

I’m talking about the real issues that hit close to home – like public safety, homelessness, addiction, and economic development

My lived experience has prepared me to tackle the toughest issues. I am the first in my family to own a home, and I’m a devoted husband and father who wants a thriving community for our children. I am the first in my family to start a business and am committed to building a strong local economy, living wages for all, and clean sidewalks. I am a community leader who serves on boards and commissions that focus on criminal justice reform and police accountability, as well as mentoring startups and nonprofits in underserved populations. I’ve worked hard to build my life and support my family and I know my experience can help support our community as we build a better East Portland.

I’ve also been an active member of the Criminal Justice Commission and the Racial Justice Council. Because of my gang affiliation at the age of 20, I committed a violent crime and served 13 years in prison. After being released in 2016, I rebuilt my life working as an electrician and a field engineer. I started my own small business specializing in graffiti removal, flagging, and nuisance abatement. I’ve committed my life to building peace and justice, raising a family, being a good employer, and serving our community.

Now I’m rolling up my sleeves and running for public office. I want a vibrant city for our children. I want to make sure our city is a place we can all be proud of – especially for the folks in the east end.

Together, we have the power to clean up Portland, create a more just community, and Bring back the Roses!

I humbly ask for your vote.