Commissioner Kevin Cameron is a successful business owner and community leader. Through his service in the community and in business, he has proven that citizens can make a difference by getting involved in the lives of others and through leading by example.
Kevin has been married to Judy since 1982. They have two daughters who both graduated from Oregon State University. Brianne is a teacher in Beaverton, and Amanda is a State Farm Agent. Kevin and Judy welcomed two son-in-laws, as both daughters were married the summer of 2012, and their first grandson in the summer of 2015.
He is the founder and CEO of Cafe Today Restaurants and catering. Cafe Today has 6 locations in the greater Portland area. In 2000, Kevin received the Restaurateur of the Year Award from the Oregon Restaurant Association.
Commissioner Cameron is an active member in the Salem community. Since 1991, he has served as a Board Member at Morningstar Community Church. He worked with the Battle Creek Little League as Softball Manager and led the All Star Team in their 1999 tournament. Kevin continues involvement with a number of community groups by giving of his time, business experience and finances. In June of 2012 he completed six years of service on the OSU Alumni Board. He received an Honorary Doctorate from Corban University in May 2011, and currently serves on their Leadership and Political Engagement Advisory Board. Kevin has recently accepted a place on the Advisory Council of the OSU North Willamette Research and Extension Center and looks forward to serving there as well. In August 2015 Kevin began a three-year term of service on the Board of Directors for United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley. Early 2016 brought the opportunity to serve as President on the Detroit Lake Foundation.
On June 2, 2014, with his wife Judy by his side Kevin took the oath of office to become Marion County’s newest Commissioner. The oath of office was administered by the Honorable Judge Thomas Hart, Marion County Circuit Court. Kevin was appointed to fill the vacancy left earlier in the spring by Patti Milne. He faithfully served in Position 1 through early January 2015. Kevin was successfully elected to the office in November 2014 and was sworn in for a four year term on January 5, 2015.
Chief Justice Wallace swore Kevin into the Oregon House of Representatives on February 17, 2005. The citizens of House District 19 were without representation, and Kevin stepped up to fill the void. Since then, Kevin served on numerous committees and eventually became the Deputy Republican Leader in 2009. During the historic 2011 Legislative Session, where the House was tied 30-Republicans and 30-Democrats for the first time in Oregon’s history, Kevin served as the House Republican Leader through June 2012. He served on the House Transportation and Economic Development Committee; the Judiciary Committee and co-chaired the Rural Communities Committee during the 77th Oregon Legislative Assembly. He resigned his seat on June 1, 2014 after his appointment to Position 1 on the Marion County Board of Commissioners. He spent 9 years and 5 months faithfully serving the citizens of House District 19.
Throughout his life, Kevin has had a passion and heart for community service and leadership. He looks forward to continuing to serve the citizens of Oregon.