Representative Karin Power (she/her) grew up in a small town in New Jersey and went to Mount Holyoke College in western Massachusetts before moving to the west coast. Rep. Power and her wife live in Milwaukie with their two small kids and rescue dog. In her other job, Rep. Power is Administrative Director for B Local PDX, the business association for Oregon and SW Washington certified B Corp businesses. She is a graduate of Lewis & Clark Law School.
Rep. Power is committed to progress for our environment, for stronger communities and better schools, and for equity and equality. She puts her years of environmental law experience to work by advocating for cleaner water and air in our communities, and protecting Oregon's strong environmental heritage. Rep. Power is also the first LGBT woman elected to serve House District 41. She understands how important it is to make our government more accessible, and champions equitable policies both for the Oregon we are today and for the generations yet to come.
In addition to her work in the Oregon Legislature and at B Local PDX, Rep. Power is a board member of the Oregon Food Bank and the Spirit Mountain Community Fund.
Representative Power was elected to office in November 2016. Prior to her election, she served as a Milwaukie City Councilor, Chair of the Regional Wastewater Treatment Capacity Advisory Committee, and as Chair of the Island Station Neighborhood District Association.