Lee is a hard-working mom with kids in our public schools. She was raised in Merced County and contributed to our community over the years through her volunteer work with nonprofit organizations like Healthy House and the Boys & Girls Club in Atwater. As Merced County Supervisor District 2, Lee has worked hard to build people, safe neighborhoods, efficient development and a strong economy.
Since being elected County Supervisor in 2017, Lee has actively worked to increase public safety, provide better behavioral and public health, find effective solutions for homelessness, build up public transportation and develop programs for babies and toddlers. Lee's leadership reflects a deep commitment to shared leadership and creating the prosperity we want in our community.
Lee has made resident input a top priority. Based on Lee's work with residents, she launched an interactive children's museum with community members set to open this year and the People's Budget, led by volunteers where residents engage and decide how to spend public dollars. Lee also implemented effective and sustainable strategies led by volunteers, strengthening efforts around youth, women and people experiencing homelessness. Lee was also successful in getting additional funds to veterans and community halls, public libraries and the Courthouse Museum. These milestones are building our community, enhancing our quality of life and will sustain our economy.
Beyond Merced County, Lee works with leaders across the nation to develop equitable and fair policies for all. Additionally, Lee works alongside Central Valley leaders to strengthen a regional network addressing priorities like clean water, agriculture, economic development and public health. Lee's actions reflect her commitment to shared leadership, spend tax dollars efficiently, ensure public safety and build economic capital with transparency, sustainability and integrity.
Lee Lor is
The first and the only County Supervisor in the United States to launch a participatory budgeting project where residents engage and decide how to spend a portion of public dollars. Volunteers named it "The People's Budget: Community Unity for Improvement".
The first and the only Merced County Supervisor to hire paid student interns who work directly with young people and residents on issues that impact them the most.
The only Merced County Supervisor to create a local non-profit organization with residents that directly contributes to economic development. The interactive children's museum will provide locals jobs, increase local revenue, increase the quality of opportunities for families, retain local talent, attract new talent and increase our quality of life.
The only Merced County Supervisor to convene, co-facilitate and help develop diverse local leaders around challenges like race, equity, public health and other pressing social issues.