Laura will be the first out lesbian member of the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors!
Laura Parmer-Lohan champions a vision for San Mateo County that includes housing near transit to fight traffic gridlock; communities prepared for any emergency such as wildfire, flooding, and COVID or health catastrophes; and a region affordable to working families and residents from all walks of life with excellent & equitable public schools, accessible childcare services, vibrant neighborhood-serving businesses, and more.
A small-business owner and grad from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, Laura is the Chief of Staff at Amgen. Laura will bring real-world experience in healthcare, business innovation, and mayoral experience and an inclusive leadership style that embraces the unique characteristics and needs of the diverse community.
An avid athlete, Laura works to ensure our parks and open spaces are protected to promote the enjoyment of our stunning natural resources and healthy lifestyles. She is a Peninsula Clean Energy Board Member, SMC Home for All Steering Committee Member, and SMC Long Range Planning Economic Recovery Subcommittee Member where she advocates for the needs of all residents and families.
One of Laura’s first actions on the San Carlos City Council was to raise the Pride Flag each year. She set the trend across SMC where all cities participate in raising the Pride Flag. She continues to advocate for LGBTQ rights, equality, and equity. She enjoys spending time with her wife, Kathy, sons Bradley and Gregory.