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State of the County : Pat Farr is sworn in as County Commissioner

Please join us at the State of the County address where Commissioner-Elect Pat Farr will be taking his oath of office.

Thank You

 With your help, I won resoundingly in the North Eugene County Commissioner race: 59% to 30%. This means that there will not be a run-off election and I will take office in   January 2013. In the meantime, I look forward to finishing my time on the Eugene City Council.

Debi and I are extremely grateful to everyone who volunteered their time, made a contribution, endorsed my candidacy, and voted for me!

Again, thank you for your support. I look forward to working with my fellow County Commissioners on tackling the tough issues facing Lane County in the coming years.


Pat Farr

Ballots must be received before 8:00pm May 15th. Click here for the list of Lane County Elections Official Ballot Dropsites.

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ENDORSEMENT : Lane County board: Farr Political veteran is best choice for north Eugene seat, Register Guard, 4/21/12

Even if Rob Handy had not been targeted in a lawsuit last year that cost Lane County hundreds of thousands of dollars and undermined public trust in its government, Pat Farr would still be a better candidate than the incumbent for the North Eugene District seat on the Lane County Board of Commissioners.

Read the entire article here at the Register Guard.

Forum Lane : Envision Eugene’s vision of Eugene is clearing 3/15/12

City Manager Jon Ruiz made a presentation to the Eugene City Council on Wednesday March 13 that brought together the many thousands of hours spent on gathering and processing information about the city’s future growth.

Commentary: Corrupt, Suit against 2 commissioners clearly exposes ‘willful violations’, Register Guard, 3/25/12

We commend Lane County Commissioner Faye Stewart for his Feb. 19 guest viewpoint in support of Oregon’s open meetings law. Stewart was unable to attend every day of the trial involving Commissioners Rob Handy and Pete Sorenson. We did attend the trial every day, and we have a slightly different view of the proceedings.

Commentary: County ‘Book’ Club’ Still At It, Register Guard, 3/23/12

After being found guilty of willfully violating Oregon’s Open Meetings Law and costing taxpayers the better part of a million dollars, Lane County Commissioners Rob Handy and Pete Sorenson are now relying on endorsements from their “book club” cronies to win re-election.

The Handy-Farr contest is likely to be settled in May, Register Guard, 3/1/12

When Mike Clark filed to run for Lane County commissioner in the north Eugene district late last year, he had reason to hope that a head-to-head contest with incumbent Rob Handy would end with a winner on May 15. Instead, Pat Farr filed in January to run for the same position. It looked as though the anti-Handy vote would be split between the two Eugene City Council members, creating the likelihood of a runoff in November. But now Clark has withdrawn, greatly increasing the chances that the race will be settled when Handy or Farr wins a majority in the primary election.