Tootie Smith was elected to be the Chair of Clackamas County Board of Commissioners in 2020. She previously served as commissioner from 2013-2016. Tootie represented Oregon’s 18th District in the Oregon House of Representatives from 2001-2005.
- Transparency and fiscal responsibility for all county government actions
- Supporting the small business economy in Clackamas County
- Provide safe, healthy and robust economic platforms for county residents
Tootie is a fourth generation Clackamas County resident. Tootie was the firstborn of three siblings growing up on a farm in south Clackamas County, Oregon. Farming taught Tootie self-sufficiency, independence and hard work. She ultimately turned these early lessons into leadership qualities and began the Prairie House Inn Bed and Breakfast, a historical hospitality site in her hometown of Molalla.
Tootie is a published author of the book, “Pay to Play: Sexual Harassment American Style” available on Amazon. She also speaks to groups on leadership and behavioral morals in the workplace. She is a graduate of Concordia University and Mt Hood Community College.
She still lives in Molalla with her husband, Nate, of 42 years. The couple own Meadowbrook Hill farm, a hazelnut farm.