For 25-years I've lived in District One with my husband Jim. I've been both a renter and a working-class home-owner; I've worked at local businesses and have also run my own small sewing studio. I'm a community volunteer and have managed non-profit animal rescue programs. That deep history and connection helps me see all sides of neighborhood and city issues.
For the past five years through the Bayside Neighborhood Association I've listened, learned, and built strong relationships with neighbors, local businesses, city leaders, and non-profits. I've advocated for creative problem solving and smart decision making; served on City panels and in working groups; and brought people together to find solutions to shared challenges.
I'm running for city council because Portland needs committed and thoughtful non-partisan leaders who focus on common sense solutions that support the entire community. I take a balanced, collaborative approach to finding realistic solutions proportionate to Portland's needs. I will work as hard for all of District One as I have for my neighbors in Bayside.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT SARAH!
"Sarah has been a great advocate for issues that are current in our community. Her depth of knowledge is real, and
her ability to work with people is constructive."
~ Portland Mayor Kate Snyder
"She would join the council with a deep understanding of one of the city's most difficult policy challenges, and a firsthand knowledge of how decisions made in City Hall directly affect people in the neighborhoods.":
~ Portland Press Herald Endorsement
"Saving the working waterfront is important not only for those of us who work here...our maritime heritage is also an important touchstone of Portland's identity. We are confident that Sarah 'gets it."
~ Bill Coppersmiith, President
PORTLAND WORKING WATERFRONT GROUP
"District One needs a representative who will keep a cool head, consider all perspectives, and make informed decisions. Sarah is a critical thinker who will dig into issues, and she has the strength to make tough decisions even when they may not be politically popular. She has my full support and my vote in November."
~ Belinda Ray, City Councilor District One
"I believe Sarah would be a wonderful Councilor for our city, and the best candidate to truly represent our district."
~ Mateo Hodo, Co-founder of Coffee ME Up
"Sarah Michniewicz understands the issues that impact people in our community better than any first-time candidate I've ever seen."
~ Tae Chong, City Councilor District Five
"Sarah really cares. She took care of my cat until I was housed and helped find furniture for my new apartment. She's still helping us two years later.
Sarah will be a great councilor!"
~ V.S. (name withheld to protect privacy)
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