Commissioner Sonya Fischer

Sonya Fischer is serving her first term on the Clackamas County Commission. She was appointed in 2017 to complete the remaining term of Position #5, which runs through December 2018.

Sonya Fischer

Sonya Fischer
Current term: 2017–2018

Priorities

  • Be a voice for all Clackamas County residents, including families, older citizens, local businesses and the community organizations that support us all. 
  • Create more economic opportunities that work for everyone, in every part of the county.
  • Provide resources for high-quality health and human services that are both effective and efficient in helping those who need them. 
  • Deliver public safety with a focus on family justice and the prevention of domestic violence.
  • Work to forward housing policies that will permit Clackamas County residents to afford to live in the community they love.
  • Protect Clackamas County’s unique quality of life, including livable cities, vital rural and natural areas, preservation of our rivers, farm and forest lands, and our important agricultural economy.

Committees and memberships

  • Member of Board of Directors, Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member of Governmental Affairs Committee for Lake Oswego Chamber of Commerce
  • Member of Board of Directors, Disability Rights Oregon
  • Member, Clackamas Women Lawyers

Past

  • President, Clackamas Women Lawyers
  • Secretary, Clackamas County Bar Association
  • Co-chair, Oregon Trial Lawyers Association Family Law Section
  • Member of Lake Oswego School District Configuration and Budget committees
  • Chair, Policy Committee for the Family Action Coalition Team

About Sonya

Sonya comes to the County Commission after a long history of community involvement as a local attorney, business owner, as a legislative director for the Oregon Department of Human Services, and as an advocate for the people with disabilities. Growing up in unincorporated Multnomah County as the daughter of a produce buyer, Sonya was raised with a special appreciation of the rural and agricultural communities so important to the economy and culture of Clackamas County. She graduated from Centennial High School and earned degrees from Warner Pacific College, Portland State University, and Lewis & Clark Law School.

Much of Sonya’s life experience directly relates to the critical role county government plays in the life, health, and safety of our community. As a young mother of a child with severe disabilities and with family members impacted by mental health issues, Sonya understands the importance of services that provide a community safety net for families and has made that one of her priorities. Sonya also owns the law firm Fischer Family Law, PC, giving her an understanding of the needs and priorities of small businesses, which create the greatest number of jobs in our county. And because her work involves reducing conflict while solving difficult problems, Sonya is focused on ways to make county government work effectively and respectfully, both internally and in its relationships with citizens and the 15 cities and unincorporated areas that make up Clackamas County. Sonya is married to Kirk Mouser and has three grown children and a grandchild on the way.