Morrison announces plans to run for Tualatin mayor
Tualatin City Councilor Paul Morrison has announced plans he will run for mayor of Tualatin.
Morrison, who was elected to the council in 2016, made the announcement Tuesday.
He joins Frank Bubenik, who over the weekend announced plans to run in the November election to replace Lou Ogden, who has announced plans to run for state labor commissioner.
A graduate of California State University Northridge, Morrison also has a master's degree from Pepperdine University.
Among the community service projects he's involved with include membership on the Tualatin Budget Committee, being a member of the Project Advisory Committee for the Tualatin Parks and Recreation Master Plan Update, volunteering as a treasurer for both Tualatin Together and Timberwolf Support Organization and he's a member of numerous other groups and committees.
"I'm running for mayor because the city's polling tells us the residents believe they live in a terrific city but they are concerned about traffic and they want better parks, bikes trails and walking paths," Morrison said in an email. "The residents also want enhanced pedestrian safety and better ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) improvements in our residential communities. I believe the city needs a leader that can continue improving on the tremendous success we have had in improving our community and I will work to achieve the goals our citizens seek."
Morrison said his campaign will be focusing on the many projects that are important to keep "Tualatin on the Move."
A stay-at-home dad, Morrison has a background in commercial equipment finance and he spent four years as a high school teacher, also serving as a varsity boys basketball coach.
A Tualatin resident since 2011, he is the father of three children who attend schools in the Tigard-Tualatin School District.
Visit his website for more information.
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