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I'm James Davis.

Most people call me Jas (like "Jazz").


Parent.  Progressive.  Small-business owner.  I believe in what Portland can be.

The current system isn’t working for most of us. We need to make some big changes. I'm working to fix our economy and city government. This crisis teaches us we CAN make major changes when life is on the line. With climate change, our lives are on the line, and we can act collectively to create a better future. 


Life wasn't great for many of us before the crisis. Lots of people worked two jobs, and our city suffers from a huge homeless crisis created when Wall Street banks foreclosed on millions of Americans a decade ago. Our city hasn’t done enough to solve these problems. 


It’s time for a RESET to get through the crisis and move forward…

  • Pause ALL debt while work is stalled.. no mortgage OR rent payments until people are working, then resume payments as normal

  • Spread out work (and improve health) by redefining full-time as a 30 hour work week with full benefits and a $20/hr minimum wage.

  • Portland Green New Deal & Food Resilience. Let's reserve some roads as dedicated bike streets to triple the number of bike commuters.

  • Focus on Housing First for the homeless using housing pods and transitional housing with needed services provided on-site.

  • Restore affordable housing through policies designed to treat houses as homes instead of commodities to stop driving up house costs & rents.

  • Create a Public Bank for better loans while keeping our money local working for us rather than sending millions to Wall Street banks.

  • Insist on Health care for ALL. With COVID-19, none of us are fully covered until all of us are fully covered.  

  • Provide ample Sick Leave & Paid Vacation so we can quarantine as needed and take vacations to stay healthy and better resist disease.

  • Fix City Hall by electing council members from ALL parts of the city so every area is fairly represented in planning and budgeting. 

  • Use STAR Voting for fair elections so if your favorite candidate can’t win, your vote still goes to your next favorite. 

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