In her life, Loretta Smith has been a fighter for the most vulnerable in our community. As a single mother who raised a son in Portland Public Schools, Loretta learned from an early age how to advocate for and assist young people in obtaining a quality education. As a result, her son was a scholar athlete at the University of Washington.

Loretta is running to help those who are being left out of our new prosperity, and left behind with rising rents and expenses. She knows that we need to look out for those across our city who are struggling if Portland is going to remain  a place where everyone can live, work, and play.

Portland needs a leader who understands why so many of our neighbors are falling behind, and who has a track record of making progress for the most vulnerable. With nearly 30 years experience working to create results, Loretta Smith is the right choice to make Portland a city that works for everyone – not just the rich and privileged.