Meet Alex

Alexander Diaz Rios

He, Him, His, Él

My name is Alexander (Alex) Diaz Rios -- I am a passionate advocate for education as a first-generation college graduate and public-school teacher.

I currently teach social studies and college/career readiness at Westview High School and CREATE Alternative School.

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As a lifelong resident of Washington County and a former Portland Community College student, I understand the growth and challenges facing our community.

I have experienced the high cost of higher education and relied on the vital retention/support programs as a first-generation college student. As a student, I witness and hear the struggles that many college students face such a lack of guidance, food insecurity, and raising tuition.

Through my dedication and hard work, I earned a Bachelors of Science in Social Science from Portland State University and a Masters of Arts in Teaching from Pacific University.

I have been committed to serving students and the community by working in schools for the past eight years.

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Priorities

Celebrating Diversity and Elevating Equity

Every student, regardless of their race, academic ability, or socioeconomic should be given access to quality education and services.

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Finance Equity

Community colleges are expected to be impacted in the next biennium as forecasted by the state's budget. I will work tiressly on legislative advocacy to help achieve stable and adequate education funding to prevent a tuition hike.

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Building a Community Coalition

The major functions of a board is to liasion between campus administrators and students and larger community. I believe and will ensure that we foster a culture of communication, to be more transparent.

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Supporters

Elected Officials

  • State Representative Susan McLain
  • Former State Representative Joesph Gallegos
  • Washington County Commission Chair Kathryn Harrington
  • Metro Councilor Juan Carlos Gonzalez
  • Portland Community College Zone 5 Board Director Valdez Bravo
  • Mayor of Cornelius Jeff Dalin
  • Forest Grove Mayor Peter Truax
  • North Plains Mayor Teri Lenahan
  • Cornelius City Councilor Luis Hernandez
  • Hillsboro City Councilor Olivia Alcaire
  • Hillsboro City Councilor Anthony Martin
  • Hillsboro City Councilor Kyle Allen
  • Former Hillsboro City Councilor Olga Acuna
  • Hillsboro School Board Chair Lisa Allen
  • Hillsboro School Board Director Martin Granum
  • Hillsboro School Board Director Mark Watson
  • Hillsboro School Board Director Erika Lopez
  • Hillsboro School Board Director Yadira Martinez

Community Leaders

  • Maria Caballero Rubio, Community Leader
  • Jaime Rodriguez, Community Leader
  • See Eun Kim,Community Leader
  • Hector Hinojosa, Community Leader
  • Nicole Mito Ahern, Hillsboro School District Teacher
  • Ashley Galik, Scappoose School District Teacher

Students

  • Cristian Tucux Mejia, Portland Community College Student
  • Alejandra Juarez, Portland Community College Student
  • Flor Rios, Portland Community College Student
  • Juan Diego Ramirez, Portland Community College Student
  • Sophia O'Neal, Pacific University Student

Community Organizations

Businesses

Events

16 March

Campaign Kick - Off

Join us for food, drinks, and community celebration as we kick off our campaign for Portland Community College Board of Directors- Zone 7!

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16 March

Hillsboro St. Patrick's Day Parade

We will start staging at 10:00 AM in the parking lot across from Hare Field(1151 NE Grant St, Hillsboro, OR 97124), on NE Grant Street in Hillsboro. The parade starts at 11AM at Hare Field. The parade route continues East to Cornell Road, South to Main Street, West on Main to 2nd Ave, North on 2nd to Grant Street, and East back to Hare Field.

Add to Calendar 03/16/2019 10:00 AM 03/16/2019 12:00 PM America/Los_Angeles Hillsboro St. Patrick's Day Parade We will start staging at 10:00 AM in the parking lot across from Hare Field(1151 NE Grant St, Hillsboro, OR 97124), on NE Grant Street in Hillsboro. The parade starts at 11AM at Hare Field. The parade route continues East to Cornell Road, South to Main Street, West on Main to 2nd Ave, North on 2nd to Grant Street, and East back to Hare Field. 1151 NE Grant St, Hillsboro, OR 97124 Alex for PCC [email protected] 60 Hillsboro_St-Patrick's-day_Parade aTxrAIzktzqJhHaoImmB62479

Our Team

Sophia O'Neal

Campaign Manager

Sophia O’Neal, campaign manager for Alex for PCC, is a junior political science major at Pacific University in Forest Grove.

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Brian Moreno

Web Developer

Brian Moreno, Web Developer for Alex for PCC, is Co - Founder of Chicanx Apparel and Communications Director Willamette Chicano Alliance.

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