I am Albert Kaufman, a resident of Portland, Oregon, who is passionate about making a positive impact on our world. My diverse background includes being an activist, networker, musician, writer, Green Democrat, and teacher. With a BA and MA in Political Science, I have worked on numerous campaigns and issues, including tree planting, air quality and noise pollution, the arts, neighborhoods, public health and safety, and more.
In particular, I am passionate about trees and have organized many tree-planting projects in Portland through Friends of Trees. I also created the We Keep Trees Standing Facebook group which works to keep our canopy intact and growing. I have also been working with Quiet Clean PDX for the past 6 years to ban gas-powered leaf blowers in our region.
As a musician, I play the guitar and sing, and I have been attending and supporting the local live music and festival scene for many years.
For the past 15 years, I have been teaching small businesses and nonprofits how to implement digital marketing and mentoring people on using email newsletters to get the word out about their small businesses, nonprofits, and projects. I am also a board member of Southeast Uplift and have been involved in neighborhood associations for many years.
In my free time, I like to build community by inviting people over to celebrate Jewish holidays and leading song circles. I am also a 30-year active member of the Re-evaluation Counseling community, which has helped me develop skills in listening well to others.
During the pandemic, I have been a vocal advocate for following science and getting people vaccinated in my communities. I am also committed to reducing population growth, which is at the core of many of our challenges, including climate change and decreasing resources.
Currently, I am running my ideation company, Albertideation, and working on sustainable solutions to the challenges that face our world, such as depaving and encouraging the sharing of extra fruit with the Portland Fruit Tree Project.
I am running for Multnomah County Commissioner District 3 and would greatly appreciate your endorsement. Please feel free to contact me at albert@albertkaufman.
Key Takeaways for Voters
- Experience: With over 20 years of experience working on various issues, I have a proven track record of making positive changes in our community.
- Passion: I am deeply passionate about improving our world and have dedicated my life to making a positive impact.
- Trees: As a passionate tree advocate, I have organized many successful tree-planting projects in Portland and spearheaded efforts to protect existing trees.
- Air Quality & Noise Pollution: For the past 6 years, I have been working with Quiet Clean PDX to ban gas-powered leaf blowers in our region, and we have successfully transitioned away from their use.
- The Arts: As a musician and supporter of the local live music and festival scene, I bring a creative and vibrant energy to my work in the community.
- Neighborhoods: As a member of Southeast Uplift and involved in neighborhood associations for many years, I understand the importance of community building and collaboration.
- Public Health and Safety: As a leader in my communities during the pandemic, I have been advocating for people to get vaccinated and follow science, and I believe in taking a proactive approach to public health and safety.
- Sustainability: Through my work with my ideation company and other sustainable initiatives, I am committed to finding solutions to the challenges that face our world, such as reducing population growth and encouraging local energy sources.
- Education: I believe in the power of education to build strong communities and support
initiatives to teach skills such as public speaking and listening.
- Collaboration: Above all, I believe in the power of collaboration to make positive change, and I am committed to working with others to build a better future for us all.
Please consider endorsing my candidacy for Multnomah County Commissioner District 3 – Thank you!
Feel free to contact me @ albert@albertkaufman