I’m Bree LaCasse, and I’m asking for your vote Nov. 7.

I love Portland and its people. That’s why my husband and I returned home after graduate school, and why we work so hard to contribute to this community. We live on the street where I grew up and our son goes to Reiche, like I did. I remember walking to Portland High when half of the storefronts on Congress Street were empty. Now we’re on all the top 10 lists.

It’s an exciting time, but there is also a lot of anxiety and tension around how we are growing. As your at-large city councilor, I will remember our roots and take action to keep Portland inclusive of the people who have made this city great. I want my son to grow up in a diverse city with vibrant parks, great schools, affordable housing, a working waterfront, strong art scene and local independent businesses. Thank you for a wonderful campaign!

Bree LaCasse

at-large City Council candidate