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Lane County Homebuilders Association Endorses Pat Farr for Re-Election!

The Lane County Homebuilders Association has endorsed Pat Farr for Re-Election saying, “Affordable and accessible housing is essential to our community.  Commissioner Farr has fought tirelessly to increase housing supply and increase accessibility for renters.” – Lane County Home Builders Association

Lane County Sheriff Endorses Pat Farr for Re-Election!

Lane County Sheriff Cliff Harrold endorses Commissioner Farr. Sheriff Harrold said, “Pat has been a strong advocate and partner in supporting the Sheriff’s office in our mission to keep Lane County safe.“.

The Register Guard Endorses Pat Farr

I am pleased to have earned the Register Guard’s endorsement. The article highlights a number of the important issues I am working on–including homelessness, jobs and the economy, and public safety.

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

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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.

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.

Commentary: Handy doesn’t merit re-election, Register Guard, 2/26/12

Handy doesn’t merit re-election

I am a lifelong Democrat who will not be voting to re-elect Rob Handy as Lane County commissioner. I don’t know Handy personally. I would like to think he is a nice person, but it is very obvious that he has no place in elected office. He simply lacks good judgment and a basic sense of what it right and wrong.

We need elected leaders we can look to for their ethical behavior, instead of forgiving their many (costly) transgressions. I have always voted for Democratic candidates whose values of honestly, justice and fairness I can relate to. Handy just doesn’t measure up.

Commissioner Faye Stewart said it best in his Feb. 19 guest viewpoint: “As elected officials, we are entrusted with power to make decisions that affect the lives of many. It is imperative that we exercise that power in the daylight so that the public is aware of the reasoning that goes into our decisions and whether we are deserving of their continued trust.”

For whatever reason, Rob Handy has proven himself incapable of this important task and does not deserve to be re-elected.

Robert W. Smith


Farr Seeks County Commissioner Seat, KMTR

Eugene (KMTR) A Eugene City Council member is looking for another job. Pat Farr has announced his be for the newly-redrawn North Eugene seat on the Lane County Board of Commissioner.

City Councilor Pat Farr Announces Bid For Lane County Board of Commissioners District 4

Lane County, Oregon—

Eugene City Councilor Pat Farr is announcing his candidacy for the newly-redrawn District 4 seat (North Eugene) on the Lane County Board of Commissioners. The election will take place in May, 2012.

“Lane County needs leaders who have a history of attracting high paying jobs to our area,” said Councilor Farr. “I have more than thirty years’ experience creating jobs in the public, nonprofit, and private sectors. As a County Commissioner I will continue to fight to make Eugene and all of Lane County livable and affordable. I am humbled by the outpouring of encouragement I have received to run for this seat.”

In his previous work as Executive Director of FOOD for Lane County and as an Executive Manager at Jerry’s Home Improvement Center, Farr provided stabilizing leadership during challenging times of growth and change.

Prior to serving in his current elected position, Farr has served as a Member of the Oregon House of Representatives, Eugene City Councilor (1995-2003), and on the Bethel School District Board of Directors.

Councilor Farr has earned a reputation for fighting hard for the needs of the people he represents. Some of his accomplishments include adding the Bethel Fire Station, West Eugene Public Safety Station, Eugene’s first branch public library, Beltline Road improvements and the addition of new public parkland.