Lorie Zapf

Councilmember | District 2 | City of San Diego

Phone: (619) 236-6622 | Email: [email protected]

San Diego City Councilwoman Lorie Zapf is serving her second term, currently representing the Beach & Bay Communities of District 2. She has served as Chair of the City’s Smart Growth and Land Use Committee for the past four years where one of her top priorities is to make housing more affordable for working families.  She is currently a member of the City’s Audit and Infrastructure Committees, in addition to serving on the Boards of SANDAG and MTS.

Councilwoman Zapf brings years of business experience to City Hall as the former owner of a successful natural food company that she and her husband grew from an idea to a nationally distributed product.  Lorie uses her experience as a small business owner to help bring about common sense reforms and initiatives at City Hall that reduce the burdens of costly government regulations and fees. 

An avid outdoor enthusiast,  Lorie frequently partners with The San Diego River Park Foundation and I Love a Clean Diego in river, canyon, and beach clean-up efforts.  (Little known fact:  Lorie spent a over a year backpacking around the world – from hiking the Himalayas to scuba diving the Great Barrier Reef). 

Lorie’s experience as a foster child instilled in her a passion to help disadvantaged children.  She has been an active volunteer for non-profit organizations that help abused, neglected and foster youth.

During her career Lorie has worked in radio and television broadcasting as a news reporter, a video producer, public relations manager, and executive director of a non-profit fighting frivolous lawsuits.  She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism from Cal State Northridge and a Master’s Degree in Marketing Communication from the University of Denver. 

Lorie lives in the Bay Ho area of Clairemont with her husband and two musically talented teenage daughters.