My Commitments:

  • I will work to fund core services first and improve their delivery.
  • I respect the will of the voters.
  • I will work to serve county residents’ everyday transportation needs.
  • I will promote a positive, healthy environment for small and large business.
  • I will support veterans programs

Candidate Biography

KB_formal_200hA proven leader – Karen serves as Lake Oswego City Councilor and was the top receiver of votes in a field of six. For over 30 years at Fresno State and Cal State San Bernardino, Karen educated business leaders of tomorrow and served as Dean of the College of Business & Public Administration. Under her leadership at Cal State San Bernardino she artfully combined fiscal conservatism with innovation, exemplified by her College being named during lean budgetary times one of the “Top 18 Business Schools in the World for Innovation.”

A mind for business – Karen managed a successful finance company, and provides volunteer mentorship to start-up businesses and those ready for growth through strategic planning. She served as former examiner applying Baldrige National Quality Program criteria for productivity in business, and teaches business and leadership to executives and both graduate and undergraduate students.

Values education – Karen earned her Ph.D. from Texas A&M University. She has published textbooks and case materials for teaching business. She was an active parent, assisting classes and co-curricular activities where her children were in school.