Downtown Tigard business owner, husband, father, and city leader John Goodhouse has announced his bid for Mayor.
Goodhouse is presently finishing his second City Council term. He served as Council President from 2019-21 and spearheaded a successful campaign to pass Tigard’s 2020 Public Safety Levy and the hiring of eight new police officers and a school resource officer.
“As a lifelong resident of Tigard, I know the incredible things our city can achieve, but we need proven and tested leadership with vision and hope for our future so that Tigard can continue to be the best place in Oregon to live, work, and raise our kids,” Goodhouse said in a written statement announcing his candidacy.
Outside of Council, Goodhouse holds multiple other leadership roles, serving with the League of Oregon Cities and as a board member of the National League of Cities, where he works on the Race Equity and Leadership Committee and the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
Goodhouse advocated for Tigard at the local, state, and federal levels, garnering funding to support local businesses, schools, and underrepresented communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We’ve experienced changes and overcome significant challenges this last year, and I’m proud of our strength as a community, but our work isn’t finished to recover our communities,” He said. “Tigard businesses and residents need a mayor who will recognize Tigard’s future growth, the need for innovation, family-wage jobs, affordable housing, transportation infrastructure, and most of all, listen and respond to the needs of the community.”
He and his wife Rebecca, who are both downtown Tigard business owners, are active in the Tigard Chamber of Commerce. They’ve raised their three children in Tigard, all of whom graduated from Tigard High School.
Endorsed by the Tigard Police Officers Association.
Learn more about John at www.JohnGoodhouse.com.