Former & Current Elected Officials

Sam Adams, Former Mayor of Portland

Julie Esparza Brown, PPS School Board Member

Stephen Marc Beaudoin, Chair, Multnomah Education Service District

City Commissioner Nick Fish

Oregon State Representative Diego Hernandez - HD-47

Multnomah County Chairs Deborah Kafoury & Beverly Stein

Pam Knowles, PPS School Board Member

Amy Kohnstamm, PPS School Board Member

Tom Koehler, PPS School Board Member

Matt Morton, Former PPS School Board Member

Governor Barbara Roberts

City Commissioner Dan Saltzman

Oregon State Representative Tawna Sanchez - HD-43

Dan Saltzman, Portland City Commissioner

Karla Wenzel, Former PPS School Board Member

Mayor Ted Wheeler

David Wynde, Former PPS School Board Member

For Our Children's Future*

  • Douglas Capps
  • Stephen Griffith
  • Stephen Kafoury
  • Frank P. McNamara
  • Bill Scott
  • Carol Turner
  • Bob Van Brocklin

* Coalition of former PPS Board Members

Community Leaders

Michael Alexander

Lee Po Cha

Lionel Clegg

Anthony DeLoney

Lakeitha Elliott

Hanif Fazal, CEO of the Center for Equity & Inclusion

Tom Fuller

Megan Irwin, Early Childhood Learning Advocate

Cobi Lewis

Nichole Maher, President, Northwest Health Foundation

Julia Meier

Rachel Post

Carmen Rubio

Eddie Sherman

 Thomas "Zeke" Smith

 Kali Thorne Ladd, Kairos PDX

Doug Wells

Organizational Endorsements

Color PAC

Sheet Metal Workers, #16

Stand for Children

The Portland Observer

Portland Tribune


Avel Gordly

Former Oregon state senator

"We need smart, effective leaders at the Portland School Board to help us improve achievement and forge partnerships with the community. I am excited that Munson in running for the Board. She has the skills, experience, and style we need working for us. Please join me in supporting her."

The Oregonian/Beth Nakamura

The Oregonian/Beth Nakamura


Charles McGee

Black Parent Initiative

"Jamila is what Portland Portland Schools needs in this moment. I am excited to see someone like Jamila running for the school Board, during this moment in history. She is competent, smart, caring and committed to long term change. Jamila is thoughtful and will help bridge Portland. PPS will be better because of her leadership."


Andrew Colas

President, Colas Construction

"Jamila is a leader of high character whose experience as an educator, administrator, researcher and advocate for opportunity uniquely orients her to effect positive change in PPS. Her intelligence, passion for service, collaborative spirit and proven commitment to equity and inclusion would be an unmatched asset to our young people and I am proud to wholeheartedly support her candidacy."


Dr. Adrienne Dixson

Associate Professor, Critical Race Theory and Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

"As a product of Portland Public Schools (Vernon Elementary School, Columbia-Whitaker Middle School and US Grant High School/Thomas Jefferson HS music program), I am troubled by the downward spiral of a school system that was once a model for the nation in terms of Per Pupil Expenditure, teacher empowerment and autonomy and the incredible opportunities the system afforded its students in the arts, academics and extracurriculars. Not without its struggles in terms of racial diversity and equity, PPS always strove to be on the cutting-edge of quality and innovative educational programming, especially under the leadership of Dr. Matthew Prophet. I believe in Jamila Singleton Munson and know that she will fight to return PPS' to its tradition of excellence in educational quality and meaningful innovation."


Kate Woicke

Director of Education Equity, The Center for Equity & Inclusion (former PPS teacher and Alternative School principal)

"Jamila is truly one of the most competent, insightful, and experienced educational leaders I know. It is a honor to work alongside her to bring transformative change to our schools. Any time she is at the table, you know the group will push harder, learn more, and really drive towards equitable outcomes that matter for kids and the educators who work so hard to serve them."


Sharon Foley

Nonprofit Leader

"Jamila is an experienced educator who believes in the power of student voice and actions. In her role, she seeks to equip novice teachers entering their first year in their role with the skills they need to be able to deeply engage their students in rigorous, relevant learning. She also ensures that they are challenged to center their work with students on the assets students already bring to the classroom, instead of seeing them as empty vessels, waiting to be filled. I believe Jamila will bring her beliefs about students and the work of teaching and learning to her role as a school board member, and I enthusiastically endorse her for this role."


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