EUGENE, Ore. — We’re starting the countdown to election season and Tuesday was an early start to one race.
Three Lane County Commissioner seats are opening up this year. While there’s still a week left to file a petition to be a candidate, the east Lane County seat already has five applicants, including the incumbent.
Current east Lane Commissioner Faye Stewart is looking for re-election, however four candidates are challenging him for the position.
The two other seats open for re-election are west Lane County, currently held by Jay Bozievich and the Springfield seat held by Sid Leiken.
An open forum will be from 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Pleasant Hill Community Center, 36386 Hwy 58. The public is invited to ask each candidate questions about the position. It’s all leading up to the May primary elections.