Maria Caballero Rubio has lived in Oregon since 1969 when her farm-worker family moved here from California. From a young age she became involved in social justice, political activism, and volunteering. She has a background in employment and training, criminal justice, and organizational development. Recent experience includes five years with the U.S. Department of Justice and policy advisor for Portland Mayor Tom Potter.
Maria is passionate about transparency, access, and continuous improvement in government. She is running for office because she believes the time is right for leadership that will listen and reflect the public will, is systems oriented, and plans with a global perspective.
Maria is a mediator, a marathoner and has one grown daughter.