Timur Ender

Timur Ender

City Council, District 1, Portland, OR

2024 Endorsement

Timur is a dedicated parent, community advocate, and non-profit board member with a strong passion for promoting healthy communities. With over 6 years of experience managing infrastructure projects at the local level, Timur has been actively involved in enhancing community priorities by overseeing initiatives such as sidewalks, street trees, and curb ramps in the underprivileged neighborhoods of East Portland. As a board member of Oregon Walks, a non-profit organization focused on pedestrian safety, Timur has been instrumental in advocating for policies to improve safety on East Portland arterials.

Born to Turkish immigrants, Timur is the first in his family to be born in the U.S. and the first Middle Eastern candidate to run for city council. Seeking to represent Portland's most diverse council district, Timur aims to be a voice for the neighborhoods with over 100 languages spoken. He has demonstrated his commitment to supporting immigrants and refugees by volunteering as an immigration lawyer to provide legal aid services to those escaping violence.

Timur holds a degree in criminology from North Carolina State University and a law degree from Lewis & Clark Law School. Together with his partner, Timur raises three children in the Hazelwood neighborhood of Portland. In his free time, you can find Timur coaching his daughter's youth soccer team, supporting the Portland Thorns, or indulging in a search for vegan ice cream.