Ender, 33, is a resident of East Portland's Hazelwood neighborhood. The son of Turkish immigrants, Ender grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina, before relocating to Portland to complete a law degree at Lewis & Clark College. This will be his first time running for political office.
Ender is known in Portland's transportation advocacy community for his work as a transportation policy advisor for former Commissioner Steve Novick, as well as for his time as a planner at the Portland Bureau of Transportation. Ender is also on the board of transportation safety non-profit Oregon Walks.