VFA PIONEER HISTORIES PROJECT: VERA KATZadmin2021-10-04T17:13:52-04:00
THE VFA PIONEER HISTORIES PROJECT
August 3, 1933 – December 11, 2017
“I loved the legislature. I loved walking into the building and knowing that history is being made.”
Lobbyist. First woman to serve as Speaker of the Oregon House of Representatives and was the 49th mayor of Portland, Oregon’s most populous city. She grew up in New York City,moving to Portland in 1962, and was elected to the Oregon House in 1972. She served as mayor from 1993 to 2005.
Photo 1. Campaign flyer for State Representative District 8, Vera Katz’s first elected position, 1972. Photo 2. Mayor Vera Katz, 1977.