I’m thrilled to endorse Kim Cook for Portland City Council District 5.

I’ve found Kim to be both a great neighbor and a trusted advocate at the State House. I value her experience in government as well as her work supporting various nonprofit and public-sector clients.

Kim understands how government works and has proven her ability to develop fair, pragmatic and creative solutions to address our challenges. She’s also a tireless advocate and volunteer for Portland’s schools, nonprofits, small businesses and economy.

Kim knows that honest collaboration with diverse perspectives is the right way to move Portland forward. I urge the residents of Portland City Council District 5 to support her in the upcoming November election.

Erik Jorgensen

Democratic state representative