Roosevelt High alum enters race for mayor

Businessman Keith Wilson, a North Portland native, has entered the city’s mayoral race for the November 2024 General Election. Wilson will have to catch up with frontrunners City Commissioners Rene Gonzales and Carmen Rubio, and the third major candidate, Commissioner Mingus Mapps. 

Keith Wilson, North Portland candidate for Mayor, in St. Johns Parade
Keith Wilson, candidate for Mayor, in the St. Johns Parade

Wilson, the CEO of Titan Freight Systems trucking company, is focusing on homeless issues. He cites the success of a non-profit he founded, Shelter Portland. Wilson specifically advocates for more nighttime Walk-In Emergency Shelters, Day Shelters, and increased funding for Portland Street Response. He also advocates for ending open drug use.

Keith Wilson, North Portlander and candidate for Mayor
Keith Wilson, Roosevelt High Graduate. Photo courtesy of the Keith Wilson for Mayor campaign.

Wilson grew up in the Portsmouth neighborhood and graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1981. He later received bachelor’s degrees from Oregon State University and an MBA from the University of Portland.

Stay tuned to the North Peninsula Review for more coverage of Wilson and other mayoral candidates.