Councilmember Lorie Zapf

San Diego City Council – District 2

San Diego City Councilwoman Lorie Zapf is serving her second term, currently representing the Beach & Bay Communities of District 2. Recently, she was appointed the Chair of the Audit Committee where her primary goal is to promote efficiency in government. She also serves on the City’s Public Safety and Livable Neighborhoods, (PS&LU) and Infrastructure Committees and on the Boards of SANDAG, LAFCO and MTS. Councilmember Zapf has been involved in raising the awareness of Human Trafficking, especially juvenile sex trafficking in San Diego County. As a former foster youth, she understands the foster system and is working to keep this vulnerable population out of the hands of traffickers and to ensure they have access to housing, a key element to ensure they are prepared to move forward once they age out of the system. 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. Previously, she 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 BayHo area of Clairemont with her husband and two musically talented teenage daughters who have also invented, patented and manufactured the Curly Petz toy.