OCCUPATION: Attorney, Ater Wynne


EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: The Dalles High School; Northwest Nazarene University; Lewis & Clark Law School


“Shemia has what we need: the fresh perspective needed to weigh programs in the face of shrinking budgets, and the mettle to advance new solutions.”

Representative Jefferson Smith

“I have no doubt that Shemia will bring the energy, creativity and intelligence necessary to help the David Douglas schools educate our children for the 21st century.”

Brad Avakian, Commissioner - Oregon Bureau of Labor & Industries

“As a David Douglas mom and resident I appreciate our proud history. In these difficult times with tough academic and social challenges we need new eyes and fresh energy to meet the changing needs of our kids. We need Shemia."

Katy Chase, David Douglas 4th grade teacher

As a born and raised Oregonian, I have deep roots in east Portland, experiencing its assets and challenges firsthand. I moved back with my husband in 2006. Through the Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood Association I participated in efforts to uncover the beauty of our community by painting over graffiti and planting flowers. I also taught law classes to high school students and was inspired by our remarkable teachers.

I am honored to seek election to the David Douglas school board. Our schools are continually recognized for succeeding against difficult odds, yet we must press forward and lead every child to success. Facing budget cuts from the state, it is more important than ever to deliver results for every dollar. I will build partnerships with businesses, families, and the community and advocate for resources from city, county and state governments. I will bring the creativity to address the needs of our changing demographics, while honoring the traditions that make David Douglas a source of pride for generations of families.

I ask for your vote. Please contact me if you have questions.

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          Fagan to David Douglas School Board


(This information furnished by Shemia Fagan)

The above information has not been verified for accuracy by Multnomah County.