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Write in Matthews in East Lane vote

October 17, 2014News ClipLetter to the Editor by Mora Dewey Fields in The Register Guard

The East Lane District county commissioner’s primary election race in May was won by nine votes. With only 33 percent of registered voters casting ballots, fewer than 17 percent of the district’s voters re-elected Faye Stewart to the seat. More than 16 percent voted for someone else — most of them for Kevin Matthews.

If Stewart had received nine fewer votes, Matthews’ name would also be on the Nov. 4 general election ballot.

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Kevin Matthews - Voters' Pamphlet Statement

October 8, 2014News ClipOfficial text of the State of Oregon voters' guide statement for Kevin Matthews for the May 20, 2014 primary election

County Commissioner, Lane County, East Lane, Position 5

Kevin Matthews


Occupation:  Publisher, ArchitectureWeek; Owner, Artifice, Inc.

Occupational Background:  Ranch Hand, Blacksmith, Educator, Small Business Owner

Educational Background:  Master of Architecture; BA, Environmental Studies

Prior Governmental Experience:  Environmental Policy Consultant, Lane County. BLM Eugene District Secure Rural Schools RAC.

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What If Stewart Supporters Had Told the Truth?

October 7, 2014News ClipSee the Stewart hit piece, mailed to Republicans in May, that the media has never covered!

News Release
Dexter, Oregon


In a little-known chapter of the May 2014 primary election story, just as ballots were in the hands of East Lane County voters, an organized group of hard right-wing Stewart supporters mailed a mendacious hit piece to tens of thousands of Republicans in the district. 

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Write in? Right on!

September 15, 2014News Clip

We can still vote for common sense and positive change in Lane County government this November.

Despite receiving only 45% of votes tallied in the East Lane district for the May primary - and then, only supported by 17% of registered voters in the district - by just nine votes, Faye Stewart will be the only name pre-printed on our November ballot for East Lane County Commissioner.

But you can still express yourself! 

Let the incumbents know how you feel:

Write in "Kevin Matthews" for Lane County Commissioner for November, 2014.

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Final Results for May 20 Primary - Stewart by 9

June 19, 2014News Clip

I've called Faye Stewart and congratulated him on his victory in a hard-fought race. He graciously allowed it had been challenging at times, and that I had put some serious pressure on. I said I appreciate the times when he and I have managed to both get on the same page on an issue, because that often means we have found a real win-win for the community. And Faye agreed.

The final tally from Lane County Elections puts Stewart nine votes from going to a runoff against me in November.

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