Joey Brunelle is a person of uncommon intellect and energy, who, as a private citizen, has shown great understanding of issues and commitment to causes that matter most to the people of Portland. As secretary of the Portland Democrats, Brunelle has proven that he is willing to take on the mundane and often tiresome endeavors of grass-roots party organizing and breath fresh life into them by delving into issues like housing and transportation.

But far from being a party regular, Brunelle has demonstrated a strong independent streak where he is not beholden to any group or individual. The Portland City Council needs his sharp mind but one that will vote his conscience when it comes to fighting for the people (including children and families) of Portland. That is why I am supporting for Joey Brunelle for councilor-at-large.

Zack Barowitz