Elect Pat Riggs-Henson and Jerry Rust

Ashley Miller
April 5, 2010

Help preserve a pro-conservation majority on the Lane County Commission

We are quickly approaching a very important primary for Oregon and for Lane County. The Lane County Chapter of OLCV is focusing on two races that are crucial to the future of Lane County: The race for West Lane Commissioner and Springfield Commissioner. In 2006, OLCV worked hard to elect Commissioner Bill Fleenor, and then in 2008, we worked to elect Commissioner Rob Handy, securing a pro-environmental majority on the Board of Commissioners.

We now face two very important races in which we can either gain one more pro-environmental county commissioner or lose the majority. OLCV has endorsed and is targeting two candidates that will help keep Lane County moving in the right direction.

Pat Riggs-Henson is running for the Springfield Commissioner seat. OLCV gave Pat the only early endorsement this year, and we are excited to be working to help elect her. Pat has a very strong labor background and promises to be a champion for the environment if elected to office.  She faces a tough race and we will be looking to you to help her win her election.

Jerry Rust is running for the West Lane Commissioner seat.  In 2004, OLCV worked hard to get an environmentally friendly candidate into office in this district, and we will continue to work hard not to lose that. Jerry is running on his experience --experience that no one else in his race has. Jerry was on the Board of Lane County Commissioners for 20 years when he was the only pro-environment voice on the board. If OLCV had been around, we would have given Jerry 100% on his scorecards. Jerry also faces a tough race, but we know from past experience that we can help him win this.

Both campaigns are in full swing, and there are several ways in which you can get involved. 

Pat Riggs-Henson Campaign:

Canvassing: Saturdays (10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.) or Sundays (11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., though you can do part or all of that time). We usually meet at the Labor Council office (1116 South A St., Springfield), but we sometimes meet closer to the canvassing area.

Phoning: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings, from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. On Tuesdays and Wednesdays, we're at the Labor Council office (1116 South A St., Springfield) and, on Thursdays, we're at the AFSCME office (NW corner of 7th and Charnelton, Eugene).

Jerry Rust Campaign:

Canvassing: Thur. (4/8) Meet at 5:30 and Sat. (4/10) Meet 11am.  Meet at the Rust Campaign Office at Santa Clara Professional Center, Suite 46A, Irving Rd. (an upstairs office behind the Shell station on corner of River Road & Irving), Eugene, OR 97404 



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