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Timur Ender

For Portland City Council
District 1 - East Portland

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Why I'm Running

I'm running for City Council to bend the bureaucracy of city government toward East Portland

I love East Portland and I care deeply about our future. Our new city charter provides us an opportunity to elect leaders focused on listening, solving problems, and ensuring East Portland's future matches up with our goals and values. I'm excited for the opportunity to work collectively to tackle big issues and to ensure that after decades of disinvestment, East Portland gets its fair share of city resources.


I believe in a future where everyone has access to opportunity and the resources to thrive.


For almost a decade, I have had the privilege to work with my neighbors and community members to bring infrastructure investments to East Portland. For me, this community development work has often occurred on the block and neighborhood level. My favorite part of these efforts has always been that people could see the end results of their work, not just in infrastructure on the ground but in the community relationships that were built.

My Vision for East Portland

I believe in a future where:

  • Everyone has access to safe and adequate housing that is attainable at their income level.

  • Streets are safe from gun violence and traffic crashes because of upstream investments in our community.

  • No zip code is disproportionately burdened by harmful infrastructure.

  • Our youth have a wealth of job training opportunities in building green infrastructure that lead to good paying union jobs. 

  • Our elders are able to age in place with access to transit, community, and social resources.

  • East Portland has greater tree coverage to combat urban heat island effect.

  • Our neighborhoods have greater access to affordable, healthy food options.

  • Community development is equitable with intentional space for entrepreneurs.

  • Neighbors living in East Portland today are able to live here well into the future.

I believe in a future where everyone has the resources to thrive and live a life of purpose.

*Detailed campaign platform will be released in 2024.

Donation Information

Our campaign is participating in the City of Portland’s small donor election program. Donations up to $20 are matched 9-1, which means a $20 contribution becomes $200. 


Donations up to $50 may be eligible for the Oregon Political Tax Credit, meaning you can get those funds back at the end of the calendar year. Income qualifications and other limitations may apply; more info can be found here:


If you would like to contribute by check, please make your check payable to "Ender for East Portland" and mail it to:


Ender for East Portland

PO Box 6536 

Portland, OR 97228


Contributions to this campaign are not tax-deductible for federal income tax purposes.

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