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Lane County Commission Races - Ballots dropping this week!
April 27, 2010
With voters pamphlets in voters hands, and ballots dropping later this week, we are getting into crunch time! But it is also the most exciting time to get involved!
The races for the Springfield and West Lane County Commission seats will determine whether the commission maintains a pro-environment majority, and will ensure that the commission continues to prioritize conservation values as it grapples with issues of growth, transportation, land use and forest management.
OLCV is pulling out all the stops to elect Pat Riggs-Henson and Jerry Rust in May, not only to maintain a pro-environment majority but also to avoid a costly runoff in November. A little bit about each candidate …
Pat Riggs-Henson for Springfield Lane County Commission
OLCV is teaming up with a number of other progressive groups to help elect Pat. Pat is a long time local labor leader and we look forward to having a strong voice on the commission who can foster a blue-green alliance to bring sustainable green jobs to Lane County.
Join us every Wednesday to help phone for Pat:
Click on a date below to sign up to join us!
Feet on the Street for Pat!
Join us for the following canvass for Pat! Knocking on the door is the best way to talk to voters, won't you join us?
Jerry Rust for West Lane County Commission
Jerry is a true environmental champion who has the experience and passion to fight for conservation issues on the County Commission. Because of this, it is clear that the anti-environment interests are gunning for Jerry; the Register-Guard printed a story on March 27 that highlights who is supporting Jay Bozievich, Jerry’s main opponent. He is being heavily supported by developers, construction and timber interests who are probably frustrated that they can’t rely on a rubber stamp from the commission.
We need to elect Jerry to ensure the pro-environment majority on the council remains strong!
Join us every Tuesday for OLCV’s phonebanks for Jerry:
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Feet on the Street for Jerry!
Join us for one of these great canvasses to elect Jerry! Knocking on the door is the best way to talk to voters, won't you join us?
Canvass on the Coast! Saturday, May 1 - Canvassing in Florence begins at 10:30am (location TBA) Carpool from Eugene area meeting at 9am at the Rust campaign office at 64A Irving Street (off River Rd - 2 story building behind Shell Station)
Contact Ashley Miller at 541-968-8269 with questions or to volunteer for future events
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I vote for pro-environmental candidates because we can’t afford to sacrifice long-term stewardship for short-term gains.
Gil Wistar, OLCV Supporter