|Mayor of Gresham, Oregon|
|Preceded by||Charles Becker|
|Born||1972 (age 44–45)
|Alma mater||Marylhurst University|
Shane Bemis (born c. 1972) is an American politician who is the current mayor of Gresham, Oregon, Oregon's fourth largest city. He was elected mayor in 2006, at the age of 34, becoming the youngest mayor in Gresham's history. Prior to serving as mayor, Bemis served as a city councilor for Gresham for one term between 2003 and 2007.
Shane Bemis was born in Billings, Montana into a politically active family and ultimately chose to become politically active as well while working in the family's hardware store. Raised in Billings, Bemis moved to Gresham when he was fifteen years old. After graduating high school, Bemis attended Marylhurst University where he earned a bachelor's degree in communications. In his twenties, Bemis opened a Bellagio’s Pizzeria franchise in Gresham. He credits his business pursuits with his belief in bringing a "business-oriented" approach to local governance in Gresham.
In 2002, Bemis ran for councilor in position #6 against John W. Dillow and won the election by a nearly two to one margin. After serving one term, Bemis ran for mayor in 2006 and was elected mayor over incumbent Charles Becker by a margin of 7,417 votes for Bemis to 5,208 for Becker.
Bemis was named by the Portland Business Journal in 2007, as one of the region’s “Forty Under 40 Award” recipients. The “Forty Under 40 Award” honors 40 people in the region under the age of 40 who have shown great accomplishments in their professional lives and made outstanding contributions to their communities. Shane Bemis is a prominent local business person in Gresham, where he is a restaurateur.
- Gresham Mayor Shane Bemis welcomes third son into the world this afternoon
- City of Gresham. November 6, 2006 http://greshamoregon.gov/city/city-departments/mayor-and-city-council/meet-the-council/Council.aspx?id=5170. Retrieved July 28, 2015. Missing or empty
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- "Abstract Report - City of Gresham Councilor, Position 6". Multnomah County, Oregon Division of Elections. November 25, 2002. Retrieved July 28, 2015.
- Stine, Mara (November 6, 2006). "Bemis elected mayor: Council president unseats Mayor Charles Becker with 58 percent of the vote". Portland Tribune. Retrieved July 28, 2015.
- Ureel, Michael (February 26, 2008). "Ten police officers may be added to MAX line: Agency plans new precinct to fight crime on east side". Gresham Outlook.
- Franzen, Robin (March 27, 2007). "Gresham Mayor makes Forty under 40 list". The Oregonian.
- Boccelli's Ristorante website
- Forrester, Steve (April 19, 2015). "Middle-ground Republican could give Brown a race". The Daily Astorian.
- An opinion piece on Shane Bemis from The Oregonian
- Redden, Jim (November 30, 2007). "TriMet rethinks Fareless Square: Officials put concerns, fixes on table at regional transit safety summits". Portland Tribune.
- "Gresham creating rental housing inspection program". Portland Business Journal. September 12, 2007.
- Stine, Mara (December 22, 2008). "Mayor asks for National Guard troops, vehicles to stay longer: Damascus to ask for emergency designation". The Gresham Outlook.
-  Bemis markets Gresham to solar industry
-  Mayor Bemis calls for volunteers
-  Gresham hosts green economic summit
- Myers, Ben (December 31, 2007). "Turning Things Around: Leaders credit Shane Bemis for recognizing Gresham's problems and rolling up his sleeves to tackle them in his first year as mayor". The Gresham Outlook.
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