I’m the 8th of 9 kids and was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. I live in the Mt. Tabor neighborhood and bought the house I grew up in, from my parents. 

 

Today, I am a member of the Board of the North  Tabor Neighborhood Association ("NTNA").

I have wanted to contribute to the city my entire life and have been a proud volunteer throughout the years.

I started out as a Big Sister, (mentor) with a program back in high school, and have never stopped volunteering 

 

I was a Treatment Foster Parent working with the Morrison Center and the Hand-in-Hand program for several years. Seeing what type of impact can be made in someone's life with empathy, patience, and compassion was life changing not only to the participants, but to myself and my family.

 

I love this city and all the wonderful cultural events and activities Portland has to offer. 

Unfortunately, Portland’s reputation has turned toxic due to crime and the rampant problems associated with extreme poverty and the houseless crisis in our city.

 

Portland is facing unprecedented problems but I'm up to the challenge.

 

Today I’m willing to do what it takes to make Portland a safe city again. I want to make sure the city is a place where people are proud to live and others will want to come visit.

ENDORSEMENT

"Kim is a strong advocate working to create a safe city which especially embraces our youth, including our most vulnerable youth who suffer so much. She will help us replace the rampant violence with a stronger sense of connectedness among all Portlanders. I strongly stand for Kim for Portland."

Meghan JM Caughey, MFA

Senior Director, Peer Service, Cascadia Behavioral Health

Clinical Facility, OHSU

 

GETTING TO KNOW ME 

A proud mother of three adult children.  

I’m a published author, having five full-length novels published by three different publishers. My most recent book is a middle-grade STEM book.

I play in a competitive tennis league with my husband and sister. I create content for several social media platforms. 

 

EXPERIENCE
 

Over 30 years of experience in the legal field 

A board member of the North Tabor Neighborhood Association (NTNA). 

 

A Portland State University graduate with a B.S. in Psychology.
 

An Oregon State Co-Regional Advisor for the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI).
 

A published author with five books and numerous newspaper and magazine articles.
 

A Treatment Foster Parent for five years having worked with the Morrison Center, Hand-in-Hand Program.