Meghan Moyer

Multnomah County Commission, District 1

Meghan will be the first out LGBTQ+ person elected to the Multnomah County Commission!


I’m running for Multnomah County Commissioner in District 1 because, like all of you, I want to ensure that we have the safe and supportive communities we need so that everyone in our county can thrive. I am a social services policy expert with 20 years of experience creating and successfully passing policies that preserve the dignity and well-being of all citizens, and focusing on comprehensive services for the most vulnerable members of our communities.
As a Public Policy Specialist for the National Parent Teacher Association, I effectively lobbied Congress on multiple child-related issues including childcare, foster care, and afterschool programs. In my role as a Senior Political Organizer and Policy Strategist for SEIU Local 503, I represented homecare workers, childcare providers, and Department of Human Services employees. And in my current position as the Director of Public Policy for Disability Rights Oregon, I am fighting to expand access to mental health services in our communities, access to a full school day for children with disabilities, and the rights of people with disabilities to self-determination.
As a native Oregonian, the daughter of a school district employee and a general contractor, and the mother of two young boys, I am deeply rooted in the values of community, hard work, and family. I understand the concerns of parents because my wife and I live them every day. The safety of our neighborhoods and the availability of quality childcare and affordable housing are not just policy issues for me, they are personal issues.
As county commissioner, I promise to use my experience – both professional and personal – to promote policies that uplift the lives of working families by improving our struggling mental health and addiction services, creating pathways to affordable childcare, and supporting infrastructure projects that will bring family-wage jobs to our county. I want to help ensure that everyone in our community has the services and opportunities they need to prosper.