Adam Renon was born and raised in Multnomah County, and is a proud third generation Oregonian. His family heritage is diverse and far ranging, with great grandparents from Finland, Slovakia, Mexico, and the Philippines. As a new immigrant to the United States, his Slovak great-grandfather worked for decades in the Linton, Oregon saw mill. At the same time, his Filipino grandfather and Mexican grandmother were migrant farmers before finding long term farm work in Nampa, Idaho in the early 1950s.
“I’m so fortunate and humbled to be where I am today, given the hard work of my ancestors,” says Adam. “They sacrificed so much to obtain a better life for their children and future generations they never saw. I feel an obligation to ensure others are given the same chance to reach their potential, no matter the hurdles put in front of them.”
Adam is a graduate of Central Catholic High School (Go Rams!) and Oregon State University (Go Beavs!), with degrees in Political Science and Sociology from OSU. He was awarded a Juris Doctorate from Willamette University’s College of Law in 2011. He worked as a Legislative Assistant for Representative Nancy Nathanson, and Deputy Legislative Director for House Speaker Tina Kotek. He has previous experience at Multnomah County as a policy advisor for Commissioner Judy Shiprack. He is currently an advisor for Chair Kafoury, with a focus on public safety, mental health and addictions, and senior issues.
In his spare time, he enjoys delving into all things sport, and is an avid fan of the Portland Trail Blazers and New York Yankees. He is also a self-professed TV and movie snob. Most of all, he values good company and relaxing with family and friends.