Forward. Together. More to Come in the Weeks Ahead!
by Eddy Morales, on 12/2/20 9:27 PM
Earlier today the Multnomah County Elections Division completed their automatic recount for the Gresham Mayoral race. After record turnout, with over 45,000 Gresham voters casting their ballots in this critical election, our campaign remained 13 votes short of victory. I have been in contact with Mayor-Elect Travis Stovall, and we will meet to discuss community priorities for City Council once he takes office.
I want to thank our supporters and volunteers who powered this campaign, making over ten thousand phone calls, distributing voter information across Gresham, and helping drive the highest turnout in our city’s history. We could not have made it this far without their energy and effort. Thank you to all our endorsers, labor partners, and community organizations that were part of our diverse, inclusive coalition.
As a result of our organizing and coordination, the Gresham City Council, for the first time in history, includes a progressive, community-centered majority. Together— Vince Jones Dixon, Dina DiNucci, Mario Palmero and I— will usher in a new era of fiscal responsibility, accountability, transparency, and positive change in Gresham.
In my 20 years of organizing, I have learned that change— real, transformative, and long-lasting change— happens when a community is engaged, organized, and advocates on their own behalf. This will take ongoing work. I look forward to continuing that work with our community and Council to shape a better Gresham for us all.
More to come in the weeks ahead.