Occupation: Multnomah County Commissioner

Occupational Background: Director, Office of Neighborhood Involvement, City of Portland; Executive Director, Oregon NARAL; Vice President, Government Affairs, Paragon Cable; Staff, Linn Group Home.

Educational Background: Portland State University, B.S. Political Science, certificate, Urban Studies; Washington High, Buckman Grade Schools.

Prior Governmental Experience: Assistant, Congressman Ron Wyden; Multnomah County Commissioner Earl Blumenauer; constituent services, Mayor Neil Goldschmidt; Legislative Intern, State Representative Gretchen Kafoury.

Community Involvement: PTA: Sellwood Middle School, Support Our Local Schools, Coalition for School Funding NOW; Oregon Women's Political Caucus, City Club of Portland; Police Budget Advisory Committee; St. Philip Neri Church.


"Diane Linn has shown leadership AND WORKED HARD to stabilize school funding by organizing with parents, school district and business leaders. As a parent, she understands the importance of quality education for all children." Cynthia Guyer, Public School Parent

Domestic Violence and Housing

Domestic violence and affordable housing are difficult issues that many public officials avoid. Diane has stepped up and become a strong, knowledgeable voice on these issues." Former City Commissioner Gretchen Kafoury

Downtown Homeless Youth

"Homeless youth downtown was a serious problem in Portland two years ago when Diane joined the Commission. She jumped in and has helped make a real difference. The situation is improving daily for the kids and the downtown community." Ray Mathis, downtown resident

"Diane always finds a way to make community interests mesh with responsible management of public funds. Diane is a respected voice on the Commission for intelligent compassionate government."

Multnomah County Chair Beverly Stein

Endorsed by:

Mike Schrunk, Multnomah County District Attorney
Dan Noelle, Multnomah County Sheriff
Oregon League of Conservation Voters
Sierra Club
Multnomah County Democratic Central Committee
Joint Council of Teamsters No. 37
AFSCME Local 88
Portland Association of Teachers

Diane Linn, a native Portlander, lives with her family, former State Senator Dick Springer, their children, Josh (13), Tess (11), who attend Sellwood Middle School.

Questions? Call 236-5408 or dlinn@hevanet.com

(This information furnished by Diane Linn)