Lake Oswego Planning Commissioner Jon Gustafson announced this week that he will run for city council in November.
“It was not an easy decision given the divisive nature of city politics at the moment,” Gustafson said in a public statement, noting he wants to “restore trust and civility” to city government.
“Someone needed to stand up to continue the great progress our city has made in the last decade,” he said.
His priorities include preserving neighborhoods and high-quality schools while supporting and attracting small businesses, supporting the city’s sustainability goals and protecting natural resources.
“In order to preserve those characteristics we cherish so much, we must plan for the challenges ahead,” Gustafson said. “We must also keep Lake Oswego attractive and attainable to the young families we need to support our school district.”