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Shiratori for Oregon

By Debra Hornbecker, April 2, 2021

Seiji, Alisa, Tak, and Kai Shiratori were looking for their forever home in Wilsonville. I met them years ago when our sons were in 1st grade. They moved away for Seiji’s work knowing very well that they wanted to return to Oregon. Since moving back to Oregon and renting in Wilsonville, Tak and Kai both began attending public schools in the Wilsonville school district, and they didn’t want to move out of the community that they had grown to love.

After searching for several months, they found their dream home. While wrapping up their home purchase, Seiji made the exciting decision to run for school district in West Linn and Wilsonville. He wanted to bring greater diversity to the school board. If you aren’t familiar with Seiji the candidate, here is a brief excerpt pulled from his website:
“We are a multiethnic, multi-faith nation and community and those who represent us should reflect that fact. Our family is just one of many families in our community that represents that diversity. Regardless of ethnicity, race, faith, sexual orientation or gender identity, we all deserve to be equally considered members of our community! Inclusivity and diversity are not just catch phrases. I look forward to not just being a voice at the table, but empowering other diverse voices to be heard and considered.”
What an exciting time for this sweet family. Mazel tov!

Debra Hornbecker



Who is Debra and what distinguishes her? Debra is a real estate broker with a good sense of humor and an ability to put home buyers and sellers at ease. Her stellar communication skills and attention to detail have contributed to her growing real estate practice.

Prior to entering the exciting world of real estate, Debra earned her master degree in social work. Working with clients in drug and alcohol treatment, community mental health, and the emergency department helped her hone her people, negotiation, and project management skills.

Debra loves that real estate allows her the flexibility to give back to her community. Always a  consummate volunteer, Debra has volunteered with organizations such as Planned Parenthood and Oregon NARAL. Debra is also an involved mom at her kids’ schools. Debra has played active roles on the executive board of the PTA.  She volunteered to co-chair the school auction for two consecutive years. She isn’t afraid to step up and give back to her community in those roles that no one else is willing to do.

For the last five years, Debra has raised a family and built a real-estate practice in Portland. Her clients get the benefit of her experience and perspective. And a healthy dose of midwestern customer service (she grew up in Indiana!). Her parents instilled in her a strong work ethic, which is apparent to all who come into her life as friends or clients.

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