Elect Christopher Ortiz: One Longview
Making a Difference
Bringing Longview Together
Christopher Ortiz was appointed to the Longview City Council last year and has since become well-known in the community as a serious and thoughtful councilmember. Ortiz's platform is built on three key principles: Asking the Hard Questions, Listening to the Community, and Advocating for Transparent Government. He believes that these principles are essential to ensuring that Longview's City Council is responsive to the needs of its citizens and operates with integrity.
Ortiz has a proven track record of listening to the community and taking action based on their concerns. Last year, when residents and business owners made it clear that Alabama Street was not the right location for homeless services, Ortiz introduced a resolution to remove it from consideration. His leadership signaled to the City Council that he heard significant community concerns about this location in Longview.
Ortiz provides a unique perspective and attention to detail to the City Council. He asks detailed questions during meetings about important issues such as Accessory Dwelling Units, Budget Development, Communication, and the appointment of the City Manager.
In addition to his work on the Council, Ortiz serves on the City Public Works Sub-committee and is the alternate representative to the Highlands Neighborhood Association.
Christopher and his husband, David, attend St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, and are committed to making Longview a better place for all its residents. He is also an avid gardener, enjoying time in the Longview Community Garden, and loves walking his two Golden Retrievers.
As Ortiz said, "I am honored to have been appointed to the Longview City Council, and I am excited to take this next step in serving my community. I believe that by asking the hard questions, listening to the community, and advocating for transparent government, we can work together to create a brighter future for an inclusive Longview."