I work in affordable housing. I attended Portland schools and graduated from Bowdoin College. My husband and I live on the street where I grew up. My son goes to Reiche school, like I did.
I ran the referendum to save Congress Square Park after the council voted to sell it. I’ve worked hard to turn the park into a place for everyone to enjoy.
I joined the massive effort to put a bond out to the voters to fix all four elementary schools because we can’t leave it up to Paul LePage.
It shouldn’t be this hard. On affordable housing, tax relief, earned sick time for workers or deciding how we grow as a city, the council isn’t leading. People aren’t being heard.
It’s time for new leadership with vision. I’m ready to take action on these issues. I’ll remember my roots and work hard to keep us inclusive of people of all incomes and backgrounds and preserve Portland’s unique character.
Please give me your vote on November 7th,
I will make sure you always have a voice,
Bree will make sure you always have a voice in Portland’s future
Three years ago, when the City Council tried to sell Congress Square Park, Bree LaCasse knew the will of the people was being ignored. So she ran the successful campaign to block the sale and establish new protections for Portland’s public parks. She then led the efforts to raise private funding to turn the “failed” park into the gem that it is today–and always should have been.
It was a victory for the people of Portland–but also a glaring example of the lack of vision and leadership on the part of City leaders during this time of great change.
City Council isn’t listening to us
From rebuilding our schools to affordable housing to tax relief for working families and seniors, the City Council just keeps coming up short and important decisions are being decided by referendum. We need new leadership–with the ability to listen to what Portlanders need, bring people together, and the skill to get it done.
The vision & action Portland needs now
Bree LaCasse is a lifetime advocate for Portland’s students, parks, housing, immigrants, and the arts. A product of Portland Public Schools. A parent who lives the day-to-day needs of her fellow Portlanders. And a proven leader in both the business and non-profit sectors.