Karen Spencer

For Metro District 5

The Portland Metro area became my chosen home 20 years ago.  Over those two decades, I’ve served on charitable and public boards, including the Portland Parks Foundation, Metro’s Nature in Neighborhoods grants committee, Oregon’s Youth Development Council and the Portland Utility BoardAs your Metro Councilor, I will bring my energy and experience to ensuring that new and longtime residents feel proud choosing this area as their home.



Metro Councilors (current and former)

Shirley Craddick, Metro Council District 1

Kathryn Harrington, Washington County Commission Chair, former Metro Councilor

Lisa Naito, former Oregon State Representative, Multnomah County Commissioner, Metro Councilor

Trade Associations and Organizations

Basic Rights Oregon - received green light as a Metro area candidate

Community Alliance of Tenants Action Fund

The Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Portland

Portland Business Alliance

Teamsters Joint Council No. 37


Oregon State Representative Akasha Lawrence Spence

Ashley Hartmeier Prigg, Tualatin Parks & Recreation District Board

David Fuks, former CEO Cedar Sinai Park, chair of Portland Parks Foundation Board

David Kahl, Creative Commons

Effie Bustamente, member of Metro's Committee on Racial Equity (CORE)

Linda Laviolette, former Executive Director of Portland Parks Foundation, Oregon Jewish Museum

Michelle DePass, Portland Public Schools Board

Randy Sell, Tualatin Parks & Recreation District Foundation Board member, former Chair of Portland Parks Foundation

Scott Fogarty, Old Growth Wisdom Consulting, former executive director of Friends of Trees

Shannon Scott, Human Rights Campaign, Governor Oregon and Southwest Washington

Shelli Romero, President at Rose City Chica

The Leadership Our Metro Needs Right Now

About Karen

I’ve enjoyed a 30-year career as an attorney handling intellectual property and business matters in the high-tech and sports product industries. I chose the metropolitan area because of a great work opportunity, our beautiful natural surroundings and the availability of suitable housing. Most recently, I am the founder of a start-up that assists first-time business buyers. I am also a business/legal consultant and educator to local businesses such as Mercy Corps Northwest and the Portland Fashion Institute.  

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