I urge residents of Portland City Council District 5 to get to know Kim Cook and support her in November. As a business owner, parent and former state senator, I believe Portland needs smart and thoughtful leaders on the City Council, and I am thrilled that Kim is running to serve our city.

Kim has already served this community for over 15 years, as a volunteer in support of our schools, the creative economy, green space preservation and as an advocate for affordable housing development. Kim has both the depth of experience and the fierce dedication needed to bring people together to find positive solutions to our challenges.

Kim is a proven leader who will bring both fresh thinking and a proven track record to move Portland forward.

Justin Alfond

Portland