Mark Gamba

US Congressperson, District 5

Mark Gamba is the Mayor of the blue-collar city of Milwaukie, Oregon. He left behind a 30 year career as a photojournalist, working with clients like National Geographic, Carhartt and Adidas, to serve the  public because of his deep concern about the issues facing our communities.

He has spent the last 8 years in service to the City of Milwaukie focused on housing affordability, fighting climate change, and protecting our neighbors. However as we look around our region we continue to see people struggling, not being able to feed their children, not being able to afford to go to the doctor, and experiencing homelessness. We know there are solutions to these problems and we need people in the U.S. Congress with the political will to get these issues fixed without being beholden to the corporations that fund our current elected officials. That’s why Mark is running for Congress.

In Milwaukie, Mark has championed the creation and design of the cities climate action plan. Milwaukie now has one of the most aggressive climate action plans for a city of our size in the state. Under his leadership, the city is also addressing homelessness by developing a better system for connecting people to resources and focusing on increased housing options with over 400 new units of affordable housing under construction. He led the city council in passing a construction excise tax, and they are currently partnering with the county to expand an affordable housing project by 200-300%, as well as working to change zoning laws to allow more naturally affordable types of housing to be built.

Real people should be running for congress, not just millionaires and billionaires. We need working class Americans protecting their communities by getting elected by their neighbors. We need proven leaders and climate champions like Mark Gamba in congress.