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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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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  • Mayor of Cornelius Jeff Dalin
  • Cornelius City Councilor Luis Hernandez
  • Hillsboro City Councilor Olivia Alcaire
  • Jaime Rodriguez, Community Leader
  • Nicole Mito Ahern, Hillsboro School District Teacher
  • Ashley Galik, Scappoose School District Teacher
  • Brian Moreno, Co - Founder, Chicanx Apparel LLC.
  • 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
  • Miguel Moreno, Executive Director, Willamette Chicano Alliance
  • Agustin Rios, Four Seasons Landscape Maintenance Owner
  • María Elena and Orlando Agustin Juarez, La Princesa Owners

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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