About Joey Brunelle

Organizer, LGBTQ Advocate, Entrepreneur, Progressive Leader

Joey Brunelle grew up in Kennebunk, Maine and now runs his own digital communications business. He designs and builds beautiful, helpful and usable websites, and also creates educational print materials for clients across the United States.

A proud member of Portland's LGBTQ community, he became a leading advocate in the fight to save the India Street public health clinic in 2016.

Joey has been a renter, a landlord, and a homeowner in Portland, and has a demonstrated commitment to developing creative affordable housing solutions and renter protections in this time of rapid growth and change.

He is dedicated to using his skills and experience to bring much-needed accessibility and transparency to our city government, to bring our schools into the 21st century, to protect and support the diversity and unique character of our city, and to be at all times available and accountable to the people of Portland.

Joey is also a history buff, and has previously made a podcast about history called Born Yesterday. His favorite bands are Fleetwood Mac, Great Big Sea and Disparition.

“No one will work harder or fight more fiercely for you.”

—Shannon Dohar

“The city of Portland could not find a kinder more dedicated person to help lead the city. I have never seen him take on a task and put less than his whole heart into it. He will be a great city council member.”

— Andrew Nortrup

“He is incredibly smart, compassionate, and hard working. He deserves your time and attention because he's dedicated to giving his to the greater good.

— Celeste Green

“He will be a tireless advocate and strong progressive voice.”

— Greta Hagen

“He's a hard working, people oriented, inventive and talented member of the community.”

— Jenson Steel

“I can't think of a better person to run for local government.”

— Jennifer Nortrup

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