Lorie Zapf’s journey from an abusive childhood, to foster care, college graduate, then politics is a remarkable example of overcoming difficult circumstances and succeeding. She credits her foster parents for supporting, and guiding her into adulthood. Today, as a San Diego City Councilwoman, Lorie still advocates for youth who are experiencing foster care.

Original story by KPBS: 
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Other politicians that experienced foster care:
Colorado Senator, Ban (Nighthorse) Campbell