“Gresham is changing. We are becoming a younger, more diverse, growing city with a new set of needs. Our leadership needs to change to reflect the diversity in our community and address our new realities in order for Gresham to continue to be the great community we all love. I’m running for city council to ensure issues like housing security, accessible transportation, keeping families together, and investing in our future through better education and economic growth, are all top priorities for the Gresham City Council.”
Candidate, Gresham City Council Position 2
Eddy Morales is a successful small business owner and community organizer. He was born in Los Angeles, the youngest of nine children. His family moved to Oregon when he was six and he is a proud Duck. (But Beaver voters are, of course, welcome!)
Eddy was raised by a single mom, who worked hard to keep him and his siblings housed and fed. They lived in many Oregon communities during Eddy’s childhood, including Woodburn, Sherwood, Milwaukie, and several neighborhoods in Portland and Gresham, while they worked to achieve economic security and stable housing.
Over the last 18 years, Eddy has worked for many national organizations dedicated to community change, and he eventually started his own business, Morales Public Relations, seven years ago. His success and commitment to building communities where we all have the opportunity to thrive has allowed him to work with policy makers from around the country and to give back to the community that has given him so much.
Eddy Morales is committed to bringing his experience, skills, determination, and his compassion to the Gresham City Council, tackling issues like housing, transportation, economic and educational opportunity for all our residents. He recognizes that Gresham, as one of the fastest-growing cities in Oregon, is going to have to be more proactive to preserve what we all value about our town. Eddy also recognizes that while Gresham works well for some of our residents, our poverty rate is 20%, which means that many of our neighbors are left out of the economic opportunities our region has to offer.
Eddy’s vision for Gresham includes prosperity and opportunity for all Gresham residents.