Nick Kahl has announced that he is running for State Representative in House District 49. The seat is currently held by Rep. Karen Minnis who is retiring, and is located in East County, including Fairview, Wood Village, and parts of Troutdale and Gresham (map).
The people of District 49 are not getting the representation they deserve. Children struggle to reach educational requirements in overcrowded classrooms. Families fear the crippling economic effects that one injury or ailment can bring. Communities are burdened with deteriorating roads, bridges, and freeways; this neglect prevents new jobs from flowing into our community and often costs us the ones we already have. All the while, corporations are rewarded with a ten-dollar corporate minimum tax, allowing them to reap great rewards from our strained resources.
You have been working hard, doing your part. Now is the time for new leadership who can meet your hard work in our community with hard work in Salem. Nick Kahl is the right person for the job. As your representative, Nick Kahl will fight to reduce classroom sizes, expand access to healthcare, bring jobs to our community, and make corporations pay their fair share. Now is time for change to work for the people of District 49, not against them.
Nick is a former staff assistant to Multnomah County Commissioner Jeff Cogen, and formerly worked at the Serendipity Center, a nonprofit school for at-risk students in Southeast Portland. He will be hold an event this Saturday, October 13 at 1pm in Park Place Coffee (1288 SE 182nd) to kick off his campaign.