Heidi Lueb will run against Councilor John Goodhouse in November; mayor can't run because of term-limit definition

PMG FILE PHOTO - Heidi Lueb, president of the Tigard City Council, will run againt Councilor John Goodhouse in a quest for the Tigard's mayor's seat. Heidi Lueb, current Tigard City Council president, has announced plans to run for mayor in the November election.

Lueb — who touts the endorsement of Mayor Jason Snider — will join Tigard City Councilor John Goodhouse in the race.

Appointed to the council in 2019, Lueb was elected to her seat in 2020, having served as council president since January 2021.

COURTESY PHOTO: CITY OF TIGARD - LUEB "I love being a member of the Tigard community and it has been my supreme honor to connect Tigard residents and business owners to the resources and solutions they need to thrive," said Lueb in a statement announcing her candidacy. "I truly believe that when one of us succeeds, we all succeed."

Lueb lists working on Tigard's COVID-19 pandemic response, helping pass a public safety levy and making diversity, equity and inclusion a priority of issues she has helped address or will continue working towards.

While Snider had initially announced plans for re-election, those plans were shaky because Tigard's charter doesn't allow anyone to serve 12 consecutive years on the City Council, and Snider was first elected in 2012.

Last Tuesday, April 19, the Tigard City Council determined Snider would need at least a two-year break in his service not to be subject to the consecutive-years limit. City officials also determined Snider can't run for only a partial two-year term. Therefore, his term as mayor will end on Dec. 31.COURTESY PHOTO: CITY OF TIGARD - SNIDER

Lueb's list of endorsements include Mayor Snider, former Mayor John L. Cook and Tigard City Councilor Liz Newton.

In addition, she is supported by state Sens. Rob Wagner and Akasha Lawrence Spence, state Reps. Dacia Grayber and Courtney Neron, and former state Rep. Margaret Doherty.

Lueb is also backed by at least two other Washington County mayors: Beaverton Mayor Lacey Beaty and North Plans Mayor Teri Lenihan.

Lueb works as head of finance at Thesis, a Portland-based digital agency and also spends time as a triathlon coach. She lives in Tigard with her husband Brian, daughter Elizabeth and two dogs.

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