“Theresa Kohlhoff is a true Servant Leader and has the experience, intelligence, and tenacity to serve the people of Lake Oswego well as Mayor. independents for Progressive Action (iPA - Our Revolution) is proud to endorse Theresa and work on her campaign! She is far and above the best candidate for the position.”
Northwest Oregon Labor Council
Susanna Campbell Kuo
T. Scott Harden
John M. Berman
Mary Lou Hennrich
Peter E. Goodkin, M.D.
Jim & Barbara Fisher
Mary Lou Hennrich
State Representative Sheri Schouten HD 27
What Supporters Are Saying
“I’ve known and admired Theresa’s brain, heart, brutal honesty and commitment to humanitarian and equity causes since high school over 50 years ago. She’ll make an incredible mayor for LO.”
- Mary Lou Hennrich
“I think Theresa has the best long term vision of any candidate, current or potential. A great test of a candidate is the quality of life they envision for the city long after they are gone.”
- Gary Duell
“I knew Theresa when we were both practicing attorneys in Corvallis/Philomath. She was hard-working, well-prepared, and very bright. Along with practicing law, she was raising her daughters and offering them a fine role model. If she is elected Mayor of Lake Oswego, I have no doubt that she will focus her energy and intelligence on the city’s and citizens’ well-being.”
- Linda Audrain
“Theresa has the moral compass, and experience to be mayor of Lake Oswego.”
- Curtis Goodwin
“An accomplished champion fighting for Oregonians.”
- Carl Tietze
“What a great choice for Lake Oswego!”
- Judy Shiprack
“Like Theresa, I share great hope and love for our community. I trust in Theresa’s leadership and commitment to ensuring vitality for all of Lake Oswego”
- Melissa Fireside
“LO needs a mayor willing to continue the transportion dialogue and a leader who will advance our connections to surrounding communities.”
- Peter E. Goodkin, M.D.
“I have seen Theresa provide strong, consistent leadership at the regional level, asking thoughtful questions and moving conversations toward good policy decisions, while also taking into account the interests of her constituents in Lake Oswego. In a time when Oregonians everywhere are grappling with big challenges that will only be solved through creativity, cooperation, and big-picture thinking, we need more people with Theresa's skills setting the agenda. She will be a great Mayor for Lake Oswego.”
- Kathy Hyzy, Milwaukie City Councilor
“I have known Theresa for over 30 years. She has the energy and smarts to get things done, and she is an inspiration to me and my family.”
- Peggy Lorence
“Theresa is a true progressive.”
- Robert Stoll
“As mayor, Theresa Kohloff will always strive to enhance Lake Oswego's precious livability. During her current tenure as City Councilor she has shown to be in the true sense of the word, a public servant with vision, honesty and integrity. Her long legal career provides a wealth of experience and as a long time resident of Lake Oswego she is a stakeholder in creating a vibrant community where families can thrive and diversity is respected.”
- Klaus Gibson
“What a wonderful opportunity Lake Oswego has in the upcoming mayoral election. Theresa Kohloff is a mother and grandmother currently serving as a Lake Oswego City councilor. She has a proven record of being an ethical and astute public servant and is a tenacious proponent of what is fair and just. As an experienced attorney of over 30 years, her decisions are sound and steeped in thoughtful consideration and reflect her deep core values of achieving a healthy, prosperous city for all to enjoy. Lake Oswego is lucky to have such candidate.”
- Cornelia Gibson
“Theresa Kohlhoff is a very smart public servant focused on the public good and just what voters should appreciate in a mayoral candidate.”
- Paul Brown
“I have known Theresa Kohlhoff both professionally and personally for 15 years and whole-heartedly endorse her for mayor of Lake Oswego. As her friend and photographer, I have witnessed first-hand how she puts her heart and soul into caring for her family. That same care extends to how she works professionally. She will work tirelessly for our environment and to improve the lives of all people. Her vision of progress is significant. Vote for Theresa Kohlhoff.”
- Denise Dodson
“As Clackamas County Administrator, I had the pleasure of working with Theresa on issues of mutual interests between the City and the County. Theresa is a great collaborator and will be an effective Mayor working on behalf of the citizens of Lake Oswego.”
- Don Krupp
“Theresa Kohlhoff possesses the brains, heart, courage and commitment that Lake Oswego needs to become the best city it can be. She does her homework, cares deeply about her community, knows when to seek advice and when to fearlessly stand her ground. She would make an outstanding Lake Oswego mayor.”
- Daphne Wysham
“Theresa puts the community first and has a great vision for Lake Oswego.”
- Chuck Sheketoff
“Let's talk about leadership – specifically servant leadership.
A servant leader is one who whose allegiance is to the People. They are not in it for themselves, the power, the influence, or the prestige.
A servant leader is Tenacious. They know that the job will be tough. They know what they were sent to do – and they are fierce in their pursuit of those initiatives which will benefit the people they serve.
A servant leader is Honest. They say what they mean and they mean what they say. They have integrity and demonstrate it through their words and deeds.
A servant leader is Ethical. Their word is their bond. They seek fairness and equity in all matters. They advocate for Justice – social, racial, economic, and environmental.
A servant leader is Resolute. They investigate matters fully, drawing on expertise and seeking wide council and then make independent decisions.
A servant leader is Experienced. They learn from all their varied life lessons and apply those learnings in novel situations. They use their experience to leverage positive outcomes for those whom they serve – the People.
A servant leader is Sincere. They are genuine and speak clearly and plainly to everyone. They don’t change their story depending on the audience. They hold true to their values.
A servant leader is Astute. They are wise and well-read. They use their experience and intelligence to inform their decision-making and listen more than they speak. They are thoughtful in their considerations.
In case you missed it, these attributes spell out the person most suited to serve the people of Lake Oswego as their Mayor.
I urge you to support Theresa Kohlhoff, a true and Progressive Servant Leader.”
- Lisa Ortiz
“I think very highly of her judgment and fairness, and would count on her to be a top notch public servant in any capacity, and certainly as Mayor of Lake Oswego. Lake Oswego could not do better than to have a level-headed, intelligent, socially responsible person with legal training as its Mayor.”
- Eleanor Wynn
“Theresa Kohlhoff has the combination of leadership, experience, dedication, and vision needed to successfully lead Lake Oswego into the future. I am always impressed by her thoughtful and and substantive policy ideas for the city. Theresa has been an exemplary elected official on the Lake Oswego City Council, and I know she will be outstanding as Lake Oswego's next Mayor!”
- Leigha LaFleur
“Lake Oswego needs Theresa as our mayor. We need her heart, her intelligence, her compassion, her experience, her vision, and her commitment to our community for today, for tomorrow, for you and me, for our children, for our grandchildren, for future generations. Theresa is the leader we need.”
- Glenda Douglass
“I have worked with Theresa Kohlhoff on a number of projects, and I can think of no one more suited for the role of Lake Oswego's Mayor. She has a clear vision that is all inclusive, a balanced approach, and is able to communicate and put into practice that vision. She is brave and thoughtful, no nonsense, and a go getter. She is exactly the type of servant leader Lake Oswego needs and deserves.”
- Clarity Sanderson
“Theresa Kohlhoff is the type of brave and visionary leader we need in these challenging times. Lake Oswego is a charming community filled with natural beauty, engaged citizens, and kind neighbors. But we are not immune to the problems of climate change, inadequate public transportation, and housing affordability. We owe it to our children and grandchildren to do better. I believe that Theresa's work on the Lake Oswego City Council and her long career in serving the people is the kind of experience we need to move our community forward.”
“I’m a born Oregonian and have lived in Lake Oswego since 2003. Theresa Kohlhoff is the ONLY politician during that entire time, who has NEVER made me doubt her commitment to the deserved well being of everyone who comes here, either to live or visit. I haven’t been very proud of the way we have isolated ourselves as a city in petty selfishness lately. Theresa has proven she has the tools to run the city competently, and no one approaches her integrity and sincere desire for a place we can all share.”
- Mark Bunster
“Theresa stands for justice and problem solving. Simple as that.”
- Steve Piucci
“Striving to keep what's good and improve what isn't in our community.”
- Peter Toll