About a Century ago, my ancestors immigrated to the USA, as workers, and later became citizens. They were essentially aliens in their state, and fought a long and hard battle that culminated in their grandchildren being able to go to College. Twenty years later, a new chapter in their American Story has opened. 

Their Autistic Great-Grandson is running for City Council of his city: Portland Oregon. 

My name is Deian Salazar(Pronounced Dee-inn Sall-uh-zar), and I have lived a tough life. I've moved from city to city, state to state, living in places all across the country. I was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, but my earliest memories are from where I lived in San Diego, California. After I lived in Salt Lake City, then moved here to Portland Oregon in Middle School. I voraciously studied history, economics, psychology, foreign policy, and the challenges of the community. I grew up here, in a fosterhome, with nothing to call my own, prejudiced due to my Autism(As if I can have any social skills, the statistical impossibility! This is why I tell people to never tell me the odds.) waiting for the time I could contribute to the people and lead.


And now I'm ready to give back. As the First Autistic Politician in Oregonian History. 

#ProudToBeOregonian

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Here are 6 of my priorities if elected to City Council:

Point 1:

  • Mass Education System overhaul for helping our disabled people and youth.


I was underestimated consistently in the Education System, and know many other now-adults who feel the same way. I saw firsthand the good intentions and potential of the Teaching Staff, the unreliably rigid nature of the system, and the unintentional mistreatment as well as underestimation of the Disabled Population and Youth. I intend to fight for the rights of the disabled and youth to reach their full potential. 

We should overhaul the budget, cut unnecessary expenditures, improve teacher flexibility and freedom for teaching, focus more on classes that focus on social and life skills such as Psychology, English, Economics, and History. History helps us understand who we are, and helps us think about context and complex issues.  If we can improve the Social, Reasoning, Personal, and Life Skills of our students, we can enhance our youth's ability to leverage all they have at their disposal and bring out the full use of their full potential, instead of pushing hard for them to be overspecialized in stuff such as Mathematics or Biology; which is extremely important work that deserves to be applauded and taught, but not at the expense of other core skills we overlook. Let's raise the next leaders of our people.


Point 2:

  • Passing a Temporary Basic Income Program at around 150-300 dollars a month over a flexible time period that focuses on also providing Job Training/Job Security, to reduce our homeless population and encourage economic growth and the income growth of the average person.


For too long, our mayors and city council have promised to help our homeless population. But they haven't done enough! They still live out on the streets, they need housing, they need jobs! The entire city is suffering! We now need a program that helps both our homeless citizens and the average person, to prevent them from becoming homeless. We need to fight! 

This program will allow us to give back to our citizens, and our brave homeless population. Let's make this aspiration a reality! Let's end the cycle of homelessness and the plight of low-income families! Let's make Portland Safe Again! #Let'sRestorePortland


Point 3:

  • Investment in small local businesses to build up the local economy and allow the common man to be Business owners and allow the average person to be employed with longer .

I shall work to pass a portion of the budget dedicated solely to investment in potential new businesses, ran by people of any income. Depending on how much the idea seems it could be beneficial and how prepared and qualified they seem to run it-which does not discriminate on education or wealth level-we will seriously consider and possibly agree to invest startup funds. Sometimes, we may even invest a larger portion of funds in exchange for returns. We shall do this by whatever legal means necessary. This will also help employ the homeless and kickstart the economy without agreeing to reckless investments. Any business proposals will be vetted by professional investors and economists, and they must hire only citizens in the city that should be paid better or earn too little income. 


Point 4:

  • Finally ending the Housing Crisis and massive investment in Infrastructure.

The Housing Crisis in Portland is insane! We need to find ways to reduce the prices of housing in this great City, as well as give more incentive to sell houses at cheaper prices. This is a huge issue and is holding back Portland's Economic Growth and Prosperity. We deserve better than this! We need to invest in our infrastructure, and finally end these outrageous prices once and for all! If we do not, the city will decline.

Point 5:

  • Policy  Package: Basic Income of 200 dollars more for all those who work and who's income is 61,000 or less per year, with a 3% Tax Cut, and 17 Dollar Minimum Wage. 110,000 or less with those who lead households.

Sometimes, we struggle in life. It's okay. It's time to give those who are employed and middle and low income hope. We need to think beyond single-action solutions, and think of how genuine reforms and a  mix of solutions  can help give our people what they need.  


Point 6:

  • Raise Taxes on the Wealthy and High-Net-Income Businesses by 5-8%

Portland  needs  to pay for these reforms. It's time the rich pay their fair share, and give their wealth to people  who need it. Portland needs to fight for the  people, the working class, the middle class,  not the rich. Actual specifications for what qualifies is flexible, and  will be decided upon by a  public referendum. We need some  level of Direct Democracy!


Let's all come together, beyond party. Let's fight for Portland. Let's fight for who we are. Let's fight for our children. 


Let's win this election. 


500 Dollars  Raised is the first step. We will then aim for 2,000, then after that, 5,000,  then 8,000, then 10,000, then 30,000, then 70,000, then 100,000, then  150,000, then  200,000.  The 6 figure goals may be  altered or dropped later, but these are a solid set of statistics to start with.

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#DeianSalazar2020


Show your support for this campaign by endorsing it and sharing why!

  • endorsed

    “I endorse Mr. Salazar because he is one of the rare good people politicans who will do what's best for Portland!”

  • endorsed

    “I fully endorse this very pragmatic man.”

  • endorsed

    “Mr. Salazar's candidacy is evidence that the youth in this country are ready to rise up for a positive change. As a dedicated social reformer myself, I cannot wait to see what Mr. Salazar is going to put on the table! Several of his points have struck a chord in me, although I must comment that I am unclear on some of the points. Although I am unable to support him in any other way, I will certainly be here to communicate and advice this very wise candidate. Best wishes, Mr. Salazar!”

  • endorsed

    “Salazar can be an effective voice for positive and progressive change for City Council.”

  • endorsed

    “I endorse myself to show the moderators they need to get rid of this technical bug as it can be easily exploitable in the algorithms. Hopefully they take notice.”

  • endorsed

    “He is brave enough to know that he wants to make a difference at such a young age. Best wishes!”

  • endorsed

    “I support his political opinions, and of course wish for success of like-minded individuals.”

  • endorsed

    “I endorse Deian Salazar because he is great and good guy. He has good intentions. And I know he won't let us down.”

April 12, 2019

Campaign Launch!...Sort of + How will we run this Campaign?

So this is our campaign launch...In terms of public announcement at least. Filing will come when the date arrives, and until then we are-presumably-limited to pledged donations and publicity instead. If the former is discovered to be not allowed, we will notify you immediately! We're excited to detail our policies in more detail soon, and to continually update you!
Thank for being a part of our team!

This, won't be run like a traditional campaign. Instead, our strategy relies on 3 things:


Radical Transparency, Fun Social Interaction, and  Grassroots Support.

Radical Transparency:

We aim to be as open and honest as possible. About campaign strategy, our errors  and mistakes, personal failings, who we are, etc. 
If  a "scandal" occurs or is revealed,  you have our pledge we'll deal with it sincerely and with integrity, and genuine compassion. This is not an empty pledge. This is who we are,  and it's time we all have a human candidate for once. To begin, here's something I'll admit: I suck at small talk, but talk to me about Persona  5, Dragon Ball Z, Star Wars, Final Fantasy, Politics, Mythology, or Theology and we'll have a conversation for hours.

Fun Social Interaction:

We will post fun stuff!  Memes, jokes, Self-Roasts, just  asking you a question, asking you how your day is. We genuinely care about you as people, not just voters. That's why it's #YouMeUS. We're all in this together. I may not be the best at small talk, but I'll do my best to give you an enjoyable time as much as I can.


  • Grassroots support:

    This campaign relies heavily on the common person, and we will reject all corporate and corporate PAC Donations. We ask you not just to be a voter, but to help us raise awareness. Volunteer! Talk to our Staff via our Facebook  Page and ask how you can volunteer today! We're all in this together.

    Let's make sure  we all succeed.


Thank you for joining our movement.


It's time for change.

Campaign created!

Show your support for this campaign by endorsing it and sharing why!

  • endorsed

    “I endorse Mr. Salazar because he is one of the rare good people politicans who will do what's best for Portland!”

  • endorsed

    “I fully endorse this very pragmatic man.”

  • endorsed

    “Mr. Salazar's candidacy is evidence that the youth in this country are ready to rise up for a positive change. As a dedicated social reformer myself, I cannot wait to see what Mr. Salazar is going to put on the table! Several of his points have struck a chord in me, although I must comment that I am unclear on some of the points. Although I am unable to support him in any other way, I will certainly be here to communicate and advice this very wise candidate. Best wishes, Mr. Salazar!”

  • endorsed

    “Salazar can be an effective voice for positive and progressive change for City Council.”

  • endorsed

    “I endorse myself to show the moderators they need to get rid of this technical bug as it can be easily exploitable in the algorithms. Hopefully they take notice.”

  • endorsed

    “He is brave enough to know that he wants to make a difference at such a young age. Best wishes!”

  • endorsed

    “I support his political opinions, and of course wish for success of like-minded individuals.”

  • endorsed

  • endorsed

    “I endorse Deian Salazar because he is great and good guy. He has good intentions. And I know he won't let us down.”