Karin's Work for Our Community


The daughter of a public school teacher and a correctional facility administrator, Karin grew up alongside two equally strong, intelligent sisters - and as the middle sibling, likely forged her knack for finding negotiated compromises at an early age. As a result, she deeply enjoys tackling problems and bringing together stakeholders to find a common path forward and durable solutions. 

Some of Karin’s accomplishments for our community to date include:

  • Championing updates to the Milwaukie Ledding Library to ensure working people have access to basic necessities like education programs, computers, and library materials

  • Leading an effort to create a multi-acre native species park around the Milwaukie treatment plant

  • Joining with other education advocates to expand space and broaden access to more STEM classes at Clackamas Community College's Harmony Campus

  • Facilitating resolutions to our growing region's wastewater treatment needs so that businesses have the certainty they need to invest and grow jobs and industry in the region

Karin's Priorities

Progress for Stronger Communities and Better Schools

As a new mother and first time homeowner, Karin knows how crucial stable housing and public education are to building successful families and communities. Karin will work so that we ALL have the necessary resources and opportunities to succeed by:

  • Fighting for more funding for early education, childhood programs and local schools to bring down class sizes; and
  • Championing programs that provide greater support for emergency, veterans, and senior housing options and services

Progress for Our Environment

Karin will put her years of environmental law experience to work in Salem by tirelessly advocating for cleaner water and air in our communities and protecting Oregon’s strong environmental heritage.

Progress for Equity and Equality

As the first LGBT woman on Milwaukie City Council, Karin understands how important it is to make our government more accessible. In Salem, Karin will champion equitable policies, and work for equity - both for the Oregon we are today and the generations yet to come.