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Candidate for Metro Council East County (District #1)


East County has been overlooked too long. As a proud East County resident, nonprofit executive, community activist and advocate, veteran, father, PSU alum and a committed public servant, I will fight to ensure a sustainable, safe thriving community, especially for underserved residents, including:

With a proven track record of bringing people together, solving pressing issues all with a focus on equity, I’m running for Metro Council because I want to help move our community forward – for everyone.

Will you join me as we work to make our region a better place for our family, friends and community?

Our time is now.

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  • Improving access to affordable housing, jobs, education and transportation options with smart urban planning

  • Addressing housing affordability, racial and economic disparities

  • Reducing reliance on fossil fuels, invest in renewable energy and green transportation options

  • Increasing Metro green spaces to help slow climate change and create healthier neighborhoods

  • Expanding family-wage construction job access for women and people of color through Metro’s Construction Career Pathways program.



My promise:

I will listen to all voices, look for ways to work together

and fight to ensure no one gets left behind.


Ashton Simpson

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Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon
IBEW Local 48
Electricians Union
UFCW Local 555
Front Line Workers Union
East County Rising
Grassroots political organization
Imagine Black
Grassroots political organization
ASSCME Local 3580 - Metro
Local Municipal Employees Union
Oregon Working Families Party
Multiracial coalition for working people
Oregon League of Conservation Voters
Oregon State Building Trades Council
Portland Business Alliance
NW Oregon Labor Council
Regional AFL-CIO Council
Northwest Carpenters Union
Trade Union
Columbia Pacific Building Trades Council
Trade Union Council
The Street Trust Action Fund
Transportation safety and accessibility champions
Sunrise Movement PDX
Youth environmental organization
Chris Smith
Community Leader
Arlene Kimura
Community Leader
Germaine Flentroy
Community Leader
Vivian Satterfield
Community Leader
Sabrina Wilson
Community Leader
Duncan Hwang
Community Leader
Eddy Morales
Community Leader
Loretta Plug
Community Leader
Winta Yohannes
Community Leader
Christine Chin Ryan
Small Business Owner
Alando Simpson
CEO Rose City Disposal, OTC Vice-Chair
Erica Fuller
Centennial School Board Member
Stephanie Stevens
David Douglass School Board Chair
Freida Christopher
David Douglass School Board Member
Michelle DePass
Portland Public School Board of Education Chair
Kathryn Harrington
Washington County Chair
Travis Nelson
Democratic Party of Oregon
Dr. Rosa Colquitt
Democratic Party of Oregon Black Caucus Chair
Wendy Lawton
Fairview City Councilor
Ed Washington
Former Metor Councilor
Loretta Smith
Former Multnomah County Commissioner
Carla Piluso
Former Oregon State Representative
Margaret Carter
Former Oregon State Senator
Vince Jones-Dixon
Gresham City Councilor
Travis Stovall
Gresham City Mayor
Randy Lauer
Mayor of Troutdale
LaVerne Lewis
Mount Hood Community College Board Member
Diane McKeel
Mount Hood Community College Board Member
Annette Matson
Mount Hood Community College Board President
Jessica Vega Pederson
Multnomah County Commissioner
Lynn Peterson
Oregon Metro Council President
Christine Lewis
Oregon Metro Councilor
Shirley Craddick
Oregon Metro Councilor
Bob Stacey
Oregon Metro Councilor
Juan Carlos Gonzalez
Oregon Metro Councilor
Mary Nolan
Oregon Metro Councilor
Janelle Bynum
Oregon State Representative
Zack Hudson
Oregon State Representative
Jeff Reardon
Oregon State Representative
Khanh Pham
Oregon State Representative
Dacia Grayber
Oregon State Representative
Kayse Jama
Oregon State Senator
Chris Gorsek
Oregon State Senator
Lew Frederick
Oregon State Senator
Keith Edwards
Oregon State Senator
Carmen Rubio
Portland City Comissioner
JoAnn Hardesty
Portland City Comissioner


Ashton is a transformative leader who was instrumental in our advocacy to bring safer streets and $185 million in community investment along 82nd avenue. His vision for safe and walkable communities, transit-oriented development, and expanding access to parks is exactly the kind of leadership that East Portland and East County need on Metro Council.


Rep. Khanh Pham

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