“I grew up in East County and have such fond memories. I want this community—and especially the kids—to have that same feeling of family and home.”
Lori Stegmann grew up in the Rockwood neighborhood in West Gresham after being adopted as an infant from an orphanage in South Korea. Lori put herself through college, attended Mt. Hood Community College and received her bachelor's degree in business from Portland State University. She has been a small business owner and insurance agent for over 20 years, specializing in commercial insurance.
Prior to serving on the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners, she served six years on the Gresham City Council and served as City Council President in 2014. In 2016 she was elected into her first term as a Multnomah County Commissioner and represents District 4.
District 4 begins in East Portland at 148th Street and ends at the Hood River County line near the Bonneville Dam. District 4 encompasses East Portland and the cities of Fairview, Gresham, Troutdale and Wood Village, as well as the unincorporated areas of Corbett, Dodson, Latourell and Warren.
In her last three years she has continued to be a champion for underserved communities in her district addressing issues in areas of housing stability, economic development and public safety.
This year she serves as a board liaison to Governor Kate Brown’s Regional Solutions Board, the Library Advisory Board, Greater Portland Inc, the East Metro Economic Alliance, the Association of Oregon Counties and the East Multnomah County Transportation Committee.
Presently, she is coordinating Census 2020 efforts for Multnomah County, and combining efforts regionally with Clackamas and Washington Counties, cities within each of the three Metro Counties, Metro regional government, and the Governor's office to make sure our communities reflect an accurate count.