Korean small business owner and East County resident running to represent Senate District 25
Gresham, Ore. – Today, small business owner and hands-on community leader, Justin Hwang, formally announced his candidacy for Oregon State Senate in Senate District 25. Hwang, if elected, will be one of the youngest members of the Oregon State Senate; bringing much needed change to the age and race demographic of the Oregon State Legislature. The 35-year-old’s diverse background as an immigrant, coupled with his fresh perspective on policy decisions, makes Hwang the most logical option for Senate District 25.
“There is a need for diverse and inclusive leadership in the Oregon State Senate and in East County,” said Hwang. “Past policies put forth by the one-party supermajority over the last decade have created a more polarized Oregon and I have the grit and the determination to change that,” said Hwang.
Justin has lived in East County since 2003 and sits on multiple boards, including the Korean Society of Oregon, Korean War Memorial Association, Mt. Hood Community College Foundation and Mount Hood Medical Center Foundation. Hwang is also the chair of the Korean Day Association, as well as a member of the Gresham Chamber and the Gresham Rotary.
“As an immigrant from South Korea and a small business owner, I understand the needs of both sides when it comes to issues affecting East County,” said Hwang. “Over the last few years I have observed detrimental policies that have taken East County into a downward spiral. For too long, our East County politicians have represented Portland special interests, not the interests of our community. We need change now and it begins with change in leadership.”
Senate District 25 encompasses the communities of Wood Village, Troutdale, Gresham, Fairview, and parts of Southeast Portland. For more information regarding Justin Hwang and his campaign please visit his website at justinfororegon.com and on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.