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You Can Count on Me.


For nearly 40 years I’ve been actively engaged, showing up, and building relationships by listening and working alongside others to help move our communities into a brighter future with a focus on equity, resiliency, health, and safety for people and the planet.

These times call for tested, trusted, experienced leadership in order to bring the change we need and deliver real results for Lane County.

It’s an honor to serve as your commissioner. Questions? Concerns? Ideas? Please use the “Contact” tab to send me a message and let me know what’s on your mind.  

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Raised in Philadelphia, Laurie has lived in District 3 since 1987. The mother of two adult children, she’s put down deep roots in Lane County and has now watched her twin grandsons grow up in this cherished place she calls home.

Prior to being elected to public office she enjoyed a 25+ year career as a nonprofit professional with local organizations including FOOD for Lane County; The Lane Coalition for Healthy Active Youth; Mt. Pisgah Arboretum; and Sponsors Inc. She served on Lane County’s Budget Committee from 2014-2018 and has been a community volunteer on Equity Advisory Boards for both 4J schools and for Lane County. Laurie was a lead planner for Project Homeless Connect for five years, and is a life-long advocate for reproductive freedom.

In addition to her  county committee assignments, she is a Governor’s appointee to Oregon’s Opioid Settlement Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery Board in 2022 and she is a volunteer board member with Seeding Justice; a statewide philanthropic foundation building collective power in the pursuit of justice and liberation for all communities.

Laurie was first motivated to seek public office in part because of concern for the health and wellbeing of future generations.


"I do this work because it matters to me on a personal level, and because I feel accountable to future generations, including my own children and grandchildren. I’m driven to do what I can to create healthier, safer, more just communities. We must do better by our neighbors. While this has always been true the scale of these challenges is only growing. These times call for compassion, sustained attention, courage, and proven experienced leadership in order to bring the change we need."

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