April 15, 2022 jsantoslyons

Gresham City Council President Eddy Morales will run for 2nd term

Gresham, Ore. – Business owner and community leader Eddy Morales will run for re-election to the Gresham City Council on November 8, 2022. First elected in 2018, Mr. Morales was elected Council President by his peers for two years in a row. A re-election kickoff will be held at 5:00 PM Saturday, April 16th at Sweet Betty’s Bistro and Bar in downtown Gresham, co-chaired by Congressman Earl Blumenauer and the Gresham Firefighters Union.

“I credit Councilor Eddy Morales with a strong city response to support small businesses when COVID hit, leading the way with emergency grants and a moratorium on utility interruptions and evictions. Councilor Morales understands the needs of our diverse and growing community, and is the hardworking leader we need to return to city hall.” – Hilda Williams, Owner and Operator Nicholas Restaurant

“Gresham is a better place thanks to Eddy Morales. As a colleague, his leadership earned my support to be voted Council President and he has delivered. Councilor Morales is bringing new voices into decision-making, and he is leading innovative and smart public policy to expand our parks, housing, and ensure our long-term economic growth benefits everyone.” – Dina DiNucci, Gresham Councilor

Learn more at http://www.eddymorales.com


Re-Election Campaign Kickoff

Saturday, April 16, 2022
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Sweet Betty’s 543 NW 12th St, Gresham

Kickoff Co-Chairs:
U.S. Congressman Earl Blumenauer
Local 1062 Gresham Professional Firefighters

Kickoff Sponsors:
Dina DiNucci, Gresham City Councilor
Mario Palmero, Gresham City Councilor
Vince Jones-Dixon, Gresham City Councilor
Shirley Craddick, Metro Councilor
Kayse Jama, Oregon State Senator
Chris Gorsek, Oregon State Senator
Janelle Bynum, Oregon State Representative
Zack Hudson, Oregon State Representative
Ricki Ruiz, Oregon State Representative
Andrea Valderrama, Oregon State Representative
Carmen Rubio, Portland City Commissioner
Jo Ann Hardesty, Portland City Commissioner

About Eddy:

Eddy Morales was raised by his single mother across Oregon’s small communities including Gresham. After his older brother was murdered in a senseless act of gun violence, Eddy dropped out of school and took on three jobs to support his family, including with the Police Activities League in Gresham. He eventually became the first in his family to attend college. Eddy went on to advocate for students and youth on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, before returning to Oregon and managing his own business, Morales Public Relations. He is dedicated to public service, is the founder of East County Rising, and serves on multiple boards and commissions. He lives in Gresham with his partner Hugh, mother-in-law Rochelle, and rescue dog Besitos.