VOTE FOR KATHERINE LUPTON
I am a parent, educator, and life-long Oregonian running for City Council to ensure that Lake Oswego preserves and expands its reputation as a national leader in family-friendly communities. I am so grateful for Lake Oswego’s parks, public spaces, businesses and amazing K-12 education system and my first priority on the City Council will be maintaining these successes. I also know that there is work to be done to grow Lake Oswego into a premier destination so that individuals, parents, children and grandparents alike can thrive.
Expand and expedite the City Council’s focus on pathway development and safe pedestrian walkways
Expand offerings through the Parks and Recreation Program, including programs that support families with young children
Increased access to child care, after-school care, and support for working families throughout the City of Lake Oswego
Continue to expand the city’s support of diversity and inclusion, to make Lake Oswego a welcoming place for individuals of all backgrounds
Provide the support that first responders need to keep our neighborhoods and schools safe and our community healthy
I humbly ask for your vote to lead our city into the future, while maintaining the qualities that makes Lake Oswego such a wonderful place to live and work.
Rachel Prusak- Representative, House District 37
Jackie Manz - Lake Oswego City Councilor
Massene Mboup - Lake Oswego City Councilor
Lin Carson - Chair, Lake Oswego Budget Committee
Kimvi To - Chair, Lake Oswego Diversity Equity & Inclusion Committee
Neelam Gupta - Chair, Lake Oswego School Board
John Wallin - Director, Lake Oswego School Board
Stephanie Wagner - Chair, Oswego Lake Watershed Council
Theresa M. Kohlhoff - Attorney at Law
Hello! I'm Katherine Lupton, a parent, an educator and a life-long Oregonian. I am running for Lake Oswego City Council to ensure the liveability, beauty, and continued safety of our community and neighborhoods for Lake Oswego residents and families.
I am a Spanish teacher by trade, and I am also the proud author of a popular Spanish novel for mid-level Spanish students. I love to teach! I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Oregon, a Masters in Spanish from PSU, and a Masters in Education from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.
While living in Baltimore, I taught in the Baltimore City Public Schools and participated with my students in the "Advocacy Project"--a program that partners students with urban neighborhood groups. I was named one of three finalists for the national Sue Lehmann Teaching Award. I was also a semi-finalist for the Kennedy Leadership Award for Teaching Excellence. I currently serve as a Spanish Language Examiner for the International Baccalaureate Organization.
I am proud to be a public school graduate. Nothing is more important to me than education and providing opportunities for all of our students to succeed.
As a student of Education policy, I learned that the most effective policy is policy that is responsive to community needs. Policy is a living instrument that must be responsive, transparent, flexible, and accountable. This applies especially to government policy.
As a City Council member, I will listen to you. I will attend all meetings. And I will prepare by thoroughly studying the preparatory materials and by investigating the issues. I will support policies that increase the transparency and accountability of the Council. With your help, I will work to protect and advance our abundant natural resources, our safe neighborhoods and shared public spaces, and our community health and well-being.