“I would like to see a rent freeze for at least the next two years. That’s a very controversial statement, unfortunately. That might get me some scrutiny from some groups, but we can’t catch up right now.”

– Jeremy Beausoleil Smith

At 27, Jeremy Beausoleil Smith is one of the youngest candidates running for City Council, and is the youngest running in District 4. Like his fellow Gen Zers, climate change is high on his priority list. Tim talks with Jeremy about his recent visit to the Critical Energy Infrastructure hub in NW Portland, a major contributor to local pollution and a major risk in an earthquake. Jeremy talks about discovering democratic socialism after his conservative upbringing, his struggle with mental health, and rights for renters.

Jeremy Beausoleil Smith

By Kip S

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