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Lorie Zapf

Councilmember District 6

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Lorie Zapf, a longtime community leader, was elected to City Council in 2010 to improve the quality of life in San Diego and bring common-sense solutions to City Hall.

Lorie believes the success of the City of San Diego is directly tied to the success of our local businesses. During her first year in office she partnered with Council President Tony Young and the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce to introduce a Small Business Policy Assistance Package. These reforms will support small businesses, streamline bureaucracy and make it easier to do business at City Hall.

Lorie and her husband founded and managed a natural food company from their offices in Clairemont. She has translated her experience and expertise running a small business to her current work on City Council. While government isn’t a business, making financial decisions based on business principles is the way to get San Diego’s finances back in the black.

An outdoor enthusiast, Lorie has contributed many volunteer hours working on conservation projects, including helping to construct hiking trails and building wheelchair accessible campsites/picnic areas. She has orchestrated numerous cleanup events throughout District 6 in partnership with local community groups and nonprofits. Those cleanups have removed over five tons of trash from San Diego’s watersheds.

Lorie holds Master's and Bachelor's degrees in marketing communications and journalism. She has been married to her husband, Eric, for 15 years. They live in Clairemont where they are raising two school-age children.