As a community organizer, I’ve worked on a number of grassroots campaigns here in Portland. One of the first was for Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) in all city elections.
Ranked Choice Voting makes it possible for candidates who are not a part of the political establishment and who have new ideas and different approaches to policy making to run without fear of creating a spoiler effect. I’m one of those candidates in the race for District 5 City Council, and so the candidates who spoke at the New Leaf Candidate Forum on October 1.
If you missed the forum, you can catch the full event at the link above. I’ve excerpted a few of my answers below.