Long time community leader John Velez announces his run for State Senate in Senate District 13  

Sherwood, Ore. – Local businessman and Realtor John Velez announces his intention to run for the Republican nomination in the new Senate District 13 that stretches from Tigard to Wilsonville.

Velez was born in Puerto Rico, moving to Oregon in 1991 he has been working in his real estate and general contracting businesses with his husband John. Velez commented, “I am excited to step up and help change the direction the state is headed. I talk to many frustrated parents and business owners every day about the increasing frustration with state government. It is time for me to do something.”

John Velez is focused on bringing local control back to the communities of Tigard, King City, Sherwood, and Wilsonville. “It is important for local parents to have more control in the education of their kids. Parents are the vital link between the home and the school their children attend. Government over reach from Governor Brown and state agencies must stop.”

Velez looks forward to a spirited conversations with parents, business owners and community leaders in 2022. He can be reached at 503-625-0284 or via email [email protected]