Chris Flanary (they/them) is running to represent District 3 on the City Council to ensure that the everyday people who make Portland happen are centered in city decisions. They moved to Portland in 2013 to work for the Portland Housing Bureau after coming to Oregon from the East Coast as an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer. In Portland they found their community, both in labor union work and in exploring Portland’s weird and wonderful culture. Chris brings a grounding in the day to day work of civil service, in academic research and evaluation science, and in the power of organized action. They want every Portlander to be able to meet not just basic needs, but to thrive in community. We rise together.