• We use candidate endorsements to identify and support transformational leaders – present and future. 
  • Our endorsements are valuable and earned, reserved for champions of our mission who are committed to achieving transportation safety, accessibility, racial equity, and climate justice in the Portland Metro region and beyond




  • Candidates for office in Oregon were invited to attend The Street Trust’s ‘Candidate Transportation School’ as a pre-requisite for endorsement.
  • They were then asked to respond to our Candidate Questionnaire [PDF].




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“To win, we need key decision makers in our lane. Together we can end the public health emergency of traffic deaths through policy change and public investments that make our region more livable, equitable, and healthy. It’s time to reclaim our streets, and our future.” 

Thomas Le Ngo, Action Fund Board Chair

Image of Thomas Le Ngo and quote The Street Trust Action Fund proudly announces our champions for multimodal options who prioritize transportation safety, accessibility, racial equity, and climate justice in the Portland Metro region and beyond

Oregon Governor

Tina Kotek



Image of Tina Kotek with It's time to rally behind Tina Kotek and then work with her once elected to help her be an effective transportation leader for Oregon. We believe that if elected, Kotek will work to increase access to public and active transportation, to innovate more sustainable mechanisms for funding our system, and reform transportation governance, including the powerful Oregon Transportation Commission.


Multnomah County 

Jessica Vega Pederson, Chair




Image of Jessica Vega Pederson with text For Multomah County Chair and quote My work on transportation justice, so much of which has focused on climate resilience, affordable and reliable public transit, and investment decisions centered in equity speaks for itself.



  Clackamas County 

Libra Forde, Commissioner


Image of Libra Forde with text For Clackamas County Commission, Position 2 and quote I would love to see our youth in Clackamas County have alternative transportation choices that are safer and reduce traffic congestion. I also would like those youth to be able to use transit in a fareless manner.




City of Portland


Jo Ann Hardesty, Commissioner















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