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Mayor Studebaker attended school in Lake Oswego from grade school through high school. After earning his undergraduate and doctor of jurisprudence degrees from the University of Oregon, he served on active duty with the Marine Corps for 3 years. He then practiced law in both governmental and private corporate offices. Following that, he owned his own successful manufacturer’s representative business for 21 years. He served on the Lake Oswego Citizens Budget Committee. Kent is married to Kim, his wife of over 40 years, and has two adult daughters.
Joe Buck is a Lake Oswego restaurateur, businessman and community volunteer. He is a native Oregonian and third-generation Oswegan. He serves on the board of the Lake Grove Business Association, previously on the Chamber of Commerce Board, and has worked on community projects including Parks Plan 2025, Lake Grove Village Center Plan, and the Lake Grove Urban Renewal District Plan. His professional background includes public accounting and hospitality management.
Councilor Buck holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting from the University of Portland and is a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard.
Theresa M. Kohlhoff has lived in Lake Oswego since 1989 with her husband, Mike. Together they have 6 grown children and 6 grandchildren. She has a BA in English from Portland State University and a JD from Lewis & Clark Law School. She has been a practicing attorney since 1980.
Jeff Gudman is a local businessman, investor, active volunteer and 40-year resident of Lake Oswego. He has served on numerous City committees including West End Building Task Force, Chair of Lake Oswego Neighborhood Action Coalition, Chair of Lake Oswego Shuttle Transit Advisory Committee and Chair of the City of Lake Oswego Budget Committee.
John LaMotte is a city planner with expertise in land use, community development and conflict resolution. He has held senior management positions with his own consulting companies, international design firms and a large economic development agency.
Jackie Manz is a business and strategic management consultant and a resident of Lake Oswego for over twenty years. Her local governmental experience includes serving as co-vice chair on the city's Budget Committee and Chair and Vice-Chair of the Hallinan Heights Neighborhood Association. She was appointed to and served on the Oregon Tourism Commission, Oregon Heritage Vitality Task Force and was a founding member of the Oregon Sustainable Tourism Action Initiative. She held many volunteer positions within the Lake Oswego School District, and was an active community volunteer while living abroad. Jackie and her husband Christian have two adult children, a son and a daughter, who both attended and graduated from Lake Oswego public schools.
Councilor Manz holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management and Marketing from Portland State University.