Lori Stegmann is an immigrant, small business owner and champion of underserved communities.  Lori grew up in the Gresham neighborhood in Rockwood after being adopted as an infant from an orphanage in South Korea. She worked hard and paid her way through college, attending Mt. Hood Community College and receiving her bachelor’s degree in business from Portland State University. She has been a small business owner and insurance agent in Gresham for over 20 years.

As a County Commissioner, she has worked to address housing stability, economic development and public safety. Lori is also leading the Census 2020 efforts for Multnomah County and is committed to ensuring a complete and accurate census count to make sure that all our communities receive critical investments in Medicaid, school lunches, transportation services, and foster care programs. Lori also serves on 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.

Prior to serving on the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners and representing District 4, Lori served six years on the Gresham City Council and Gresham Redevelopment Commission.


Check out Lori’s interview with the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon, Finding Roots. Advancing Equity.