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It’s Time to Vote for the Next Mayor of Beaverton: Lacey Beaty or Denny Doyle
Introducing Lacey Beaty
When I was a young kid in the Iraq War, I sat crammed around a tiny TV watching the results of the Bush/Kerry election. I knew in that moment that I would never be a political spectator again.
After my service, I joined Beaverton’s Vision Advisory Committee. We talked to over 8,000 people to create a community-driven plan for Beaverton’s future. The more involved I got, the more I realized that if we wanted this plan to become real and not just sit on a shelf, it needed someone willing to commit the time and attention it deserved.
That’s why I ran for city council six years ago, and have been putting my energy behind some amazing work – like advocating for the successful regional housing bond and passing the largest investment in sidewalks in 20 years.
However, the city is not working for everyone. Our housing and transportation challenges are real and impacting everyone – and we need to have deeper community discussions about the next 20 years – not just the next four.
When I lead, I think of my mother – and all other seniors on a fixed income – my husband who experienced housing instability as a child – my sister who’s been pushed out because of housing costs – and every other family who could become homeless if just one thing went wrong.
I also bring expertise in public health and will work with the county as inner-Beaverton is currently the most underserved in healthcare in our area.
That’s who I’m fighting for and that’s why I’m running for mayor.
Introducing Denny Doyle
When I first ran for Mayor, I did so on the promise that we would revitalize this city and bring new life to the small businesses that serve as the heart of our economy. I’m proud to say today that small businesses in Beaverton are thriving and the city has progressed beyond expectations. We have accomplished so much together, and there is still more work to be done.
I’m running for re-election because there are key initiatives and projects that I want to see through to the end: expanding social service programs for members of our community experiencing housing or food instability, or mental health challenges, the revitalization of the downtown core with more housing and businesses, and continuing to expand civic engagement opportunities and arts and cultural activities that promote inclusivity and make Beaverton a great place to live, work, and raise a family.
In my time as Mayor, I have worked with community partners and built regional connections that have positioned me to advocate on a national level for the interests of our city. That work is not yet over. I have prioritized and will continue to prioritize: reducing congestion, improving roads and sidewalks, and ensuring efficient transportation options; keeping our neighborhoods safe; lowering housing costs, so families can buy a home and raise a family here; and building climate protection into the work of the city. I have a proven record of making progress and I would be honored to have your vote in the May election.