About Lori: Bio

Mayor Lori Chavez-DeRemer has spent her entire professional career volunteering for the betterment of Happy Valley and the region. Representing the fastest growing city in the state, she ensures the needs of OUR community are represented above partisan Salem politics. She’s a respected independent leader, business owner, and impressive candidate to REPRESENT HOUSE DISTRICT 51 in the Oregon Legislature.

After graduating with a degree in business from CA State University, Fresno, Lori worked long hours to support her husband Shawn while he attended medical school. Sixteen years later, they decided to settle in Happy Valley to raise their twin daughters.

Lori believes it is important to serve the community in which you live. In 2002, she was appointed to the Happy Valley Parks committee to support the Happy Valley 4th of July Festival. Later, she was elected to the Happy Valley City Council where she served as the council president and was elected Mayor in 2010 and 2014.

Under Lori’s leadership as mayor, the council pushed for sound fiscal policies, balancing budgets and building reserves, all while protecting essential services at the second lowest tax rate in the state. She also pushed to streamline regulations and lead efforts to protect Happy Valley’s thriving small businesses.

With a rise in regional crime, keeping families safe was one of Lori’s major priorities as mayor. Recently, Lori led the effort to keep a dedicated police force to ensure low response times for more than 3,000 calls a year.

Lori has been very involved in the community through numerous organizations including the Happy Valley Business Alliance; North Clackamas Chamber -Public Policy; Clackamas County Business Alliance; Clackamas Community College Bond Campaign; Friends of Happy Valley Police Levy Campaign; Clackamas Rotary.

Lori has been married to her high school sweetheart Dr. Shawn DeRemer for over 25 years. They are co-founders of Anesthesia Associates Northwest, LLC, and Oregon based Anesthesia Management firm. Shawn and Lori have twin daughters graduating this spring. Emilie from Oregon State and Annie from Arizona State.

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