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Bringing new integrity to Lane County government.
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On Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at at 7:30pm, come on down if you can, to Harris Hall in the Lane County building, to tell the Eugene City Council if you're for or against the needless, hugely expensive, and destructive UGB expansions planned for Russell Creek near LCC, off Bailey Hill Road in southwest Eugene, and in the farmland by Clear Lake Road and the Eugene airport.
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.
County Commissioner, Lane County, East Lane, Position 5
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.
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.
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.