We must continue to invest in our education system and help recover all the resources that are highly needed for our students. Pre K, K-12 and Community Colleges are in need of further investments.
We must continue to expand our affordable housing options and provide avenues in where our families and residents have a safe and stable home.
Healthcare should not be a luxury. Every Oregonian should have access to affordable healthcare plans that work for each individual's needs. Mental health should be covered by all healthcare policies.
PROUDLY ENDORSED BY:
Ricki Ruiz is a 25 year Gresham resident. From kindergarten to graduation, Ricki attended the Reynolds School District graduating in 2012. He then was awarded the Act Six Leadership Scholarship and was able to attend Portland Community College and Warner Pacific University. Ricki graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Social Entrepreneurship in 2016.
In 2015, Ricki began working for the City of Gresham as the Community Services Coordinator. His work focuses around public safety through the Neighborhood Ready Program, oversees youth recreation programming, co-leads the Youth Advisory Council, and serves as a city wide Spanish interpreter.
In 2017, Ricki got elected to the Reynolds School Board as the youngest school board member. Serving a half term, Ricki then got re-elected to a full term in 2019.