Lori Stegmann is a Multnomah County Commissioner representing East County. She was elected to the County board in 2016; prior to that she served 6 years on the Gresham City Council. She is a small business owner and has been for 25 years. She has two daughters and is a caretaker for her elderly mother.
Commissioner Stegmann came to this country when she was 6 months old. She was part of the famous Holt airlift that brought 3000 babies from South Korea to the United States to be adopted into families here. She became a US citizen at the age of 4 and attended public school in East County. She grew up in the communities that she now represents as a County Commissioner.
Because she represents different cities, school districts and service districts Commissioner Stegmann knows each one is unique and tries to make sure she is building strong partnerships across those boundaries. That means she is often spending time out in her district during the week, in the evenings, and most weekends.