by Lori Chavez-DeRemer
HAPPY VALLEY, Ore. – Today, Republican Lori Chavez-DeRemer, former mayor of Happy Valley, announces her candidacy for Congress in Oregon’s 5th Congressional District.
“For the past year, I’ve watched Portland being destroyed and looted while radical politicians treat rioters better than our brave men and women in law enforcement,” said Chavez-DeRemer. “I cannot sit and watch my state, where my twin girls grew up, continue to crumble because of the radical left defund the police mob. Oregon needs a fighter in Congress and I’m ready to step up – law and order must prevail.”
Chavez-DeRemer served as Mayor of Happy Valley from 2010-2018 leading Oregon’s fastest growing city. She successfully passed several police levies to fully fund law enforcement, balanced the city budget, and paved the way for affordable housing options for Oregon’s working-class families. She was Happy Valley’s first female and Latina elected mayor.
“I am the granddaughter of a brave woman who understood the importance of hard work and gratitude,” said Chavez-DeRemer. “Her family came here from Mexico, legally, in pursuit of the American dream and to live in the greatest country in the world. We’re missing that sense of patriotism in our Country today and I vow to promote America First policies as Oregon’s next Congresswoman.”
Lori and her husband Shawn have been married for 30 years and own and operate several medical clinics in the Pacific Northwest. They have twin 26-year-old daughters, Annie and Emilie.