Priorities

A Prosperous Clackamas County

Ken knows that in order for our County to thrive, citizens should be able to get where they  need to go. That’s why he supported the decision to raise vehicle registration fees to fund local road improvements. A volunteer citizen committee will oversee that funding to make sure that this new funding is spent effectively on our roads.

Ken is helping advance the Cross Laminated Timber industry, which has paved the way for the creation of up to 100 new family wage jobs at a new company in Estacada. Ken is also working to dramatically expand access to high-speed internet for every home and business in Clackamas County through his ISP initiative. 

Ken is also working to establish the first in state Land Bank Authority which will clean up and repurpose old industrial sites for new businesses and jobs.

Tackling Affordable Housing & Homelessness

Ken knows that a prosperous Clackamas County means that everyone has a place to live. That’s why he supported the creation of a Youth Action Board to direct $1.7 million in grant funding to reduce homelessness. Ken is proud of the 212 new affordable units that will soon be available at Rosewood Station on Otty Road.

The work isn’t over. Ken hopes to expand affordable housing options in Clackamas County for everyone by finding more common sense affordable housing options, like increasing the number of units at places already in use, such as Hillside Manor.

Supporting our Veterans

Ken worked hard to establish Clackamas County’s new veterans village, which will get homeless veterans off the streets, into supported housing, and back on their own two feet. Now, Ken is working to help veterans with job training and to address drug, alcohol dependency and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Accountable, Trustworthy Leadership

Ken knows that in order to be effective, we all have to work together. That’s why he has  engaged in positive, two-way communication with Metro, city governments, and surrounding counties and developed positive relationships with our partners. 

This collaboration has paid off. The Clackamas County Commission recently secured $31.5 million in funding toward a new and much needed Courthouse for Clackamas County.

Ken’s door is always open, and he prioritizes regular communication with constituents so that his work is as transparent as possible.