Doris was born and raised in Chicago and has lived in Maine since 2000. She deeply loves her adopted city of Biddeford, where she’s lived with her partner since 2017.
Doris believes strongly in communities that protect and serve their residents and was inspired to run for Biddeford city council at large in 2019 when she saw the effects of new development and investment taking hold. She's experienced the good and bad of rapid development in several other cities (Chicago, San Francisco and Portland) over the last 51 years and believes that great communities consider both long-term and new residents' needs.
As a lover of history with an Associate’s Degree in accounting, Doris has made a personal study of understanding community and financial trends that work for or against the unique character and culture of a place. Coming from big cities where service workers and other residents were pushed out due to rising costs, she’s witnessed how economic diversity within a community enriches the whole – both culturally and financially.
Doris lives in Ward 5 and looks forward to hearing from and meeting more of her constituents. She encourages all Biddeford residents to reach out to her to discuss their needs, dreams and ideas for the future of Biddeford.