OR-05: Lori Chavez-DeRemer (R)
Lori Chavez-DeRemer was mayor of Happy Valley from 2010-2018 where she led Oregon’s fastest-growing community. As mayor, she presided over important changes in the city, making it more business-friendly, offering more affordable housing options for families, and a safe place to build a career and raise a family.
She’s married to Dr. Shawn DeRemer and supported the couple as he finished medical school. Later she helped him found Anesthesia Associates Northwest and they now run several medical clinics throughout the Pacific Northwest.
Her public service career began in 2002, serving on the Happy Valley Parks Committee, where she helped build the Happy Valley 4th of July Festival. Later she won a seat on the Happy Valley City Council and became City Council president. She was elected mayor in 2010, becoming Happy Valley’s first female and Latina elected mayor. She was re-elected in 2014.
Chavez-DerRemer and her husband are parents of twin daughters.
The above information was sourced from the candidate’s campaign website.