...is passionate about Portland Forward’s emphasis on the BIG ideas for the future of our region. The magnitude of challenges we face on a global and local level require a broad and bold progressive vision and the political will and strategy to see it through. In addition to working at OHSU, James has contributed to numerous organizations including leadership roles in the League of Women Voters of Portland and Oregon, the City Club of Portland, Common Cause Oregon, Hack Oregon, and Portland’s Resistance. He is a Tax Supervising and Conservation Commissioner appointed by the Governor to safeguard taxpayer money for Multnomah County residents. In 2016 James was a candidate for the Oregon Senate and has deep respect for everyone who undertakes the immense sacrifices and dedication of public service. James lives in SE Portland with his partner Stasia and a house full of plants (think jungle) and rides his bike everywhere.