Meet Aquiles

Thank you for your interest in my campaign and for visiting my website.

My name is Aquiles Montas, and I am running to be your next Multnomah County Chair. I am a small business owner who has lived and worked in Multnomah County for over 30 years. My wife, Julie, and I have raised our three kids in Portland, and we love Multnomah County.

Why I am running for Multnomah County Chair.

I am running because Multnomah County needs a fresh perspective to help navigate through the many challenges we face today. Issues with transportation, livability, affordability, and declining public involvement pose great challenges to the well-being of our community. With responsible leadership and innovative solutions, I believe we can make Multnomah County a great place to live, work and play.

As a small business owner and community activist, I have a record of bringing communities together and creating solutions to solve complex problems. I pride myself in being a man of the people, not a professional politician.  I may not have the family names of some of my opponents in this election, but I believe this gives me a unique perspective on the challenges facing our community and puts me in a position to make a real difference for my family, my neighbors and all of Multnomah County. Most importantly, I believe that taking on the challenges of today will require more than a one-way conversation. If elected, I want everyone to know that all Multnomah County residents will have a voice when important decisions are made about the future of our community.

Together, we can all contribute to a more vibrant, more livable Multnomah County.

So, please look around to learn more about me and my campaign to become your next Multnomah County Chair. If you have questions or concerns, please contact me. I value your comments and feedback.

How it all began.

Aquiles’ love for public service took root at an early age when he campaigned with his mother across his native Domincan Republic. Under her tutelage, Aquiles discovered a joy in serving others, providing food to the poor, building new schools and hospitals, and even helping to build new roads.

In 1978, Aquiles brought his passion for public service to Portland, Oregon, which he has called home ever since. Today, his focus is on the city he has come to love, serving as a voice for the disadvantaged and disenfranchised. His mother would be proud.