“What I want to do is represent those in our community that need it the most. The folks that are in the tents, the folks that are in the throes of their addiction, folks that are having a mental health crisis. We don’t have the resources we need as a community, and it’s a shame because we have the resources financially to do what we need to do. We’ve had leadership that has not performed at a level that I think is acceptable at the City or County level.”

– Jesse Cornett

Kip and Tim welcome Jesse Cornett to the podcast.

Jesse Cornett has a fascinating career path, from his early days as a member of the National Guard and a county deputy sheriff to being Bernie Sanders’ “body man” during his run for President. He’s also been an HR manager, a veterans’ caseworker, and a yoga teacher, as well as a variety of roles in politics. In this freewheeling conversation, Jesse talks about Portland’s lost history as a climate leader, keeping our music culture flourishing, and the long, slow process of truly reforming the police.¬†

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Jesse Cornett, District 3 candidate

You can find more about Jesse Cornett at their website https://www.cornettforportland.com/

By Kip S

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