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Laue Jumps Into Crowded East Lane County Commissioner's Race

Brian Bull

Add a sixth name to those running for the East Lane County Commissioner office.

Tim Laue, a former city councilor and past chair of the Eugene Police Commission, officially filed with the Lane County Elections Office today. He joins a growing field of candidates running against incumbent Commissioner Gary Williams.

Laue says he’s concerned about the divisiveness he’s seeing in the community.  He says there’s common ground issues to tackle.

Credit Brian Bull / KLCC
Staff with the Lane County Elections Office review Laue's filed documents for his candidacy.

“Whether it’s safety on the highways, there’s quite a few fatalities that occur on Highway 58 and Highway 126 and Highway 99," Laue tells KLCC. 

"There’s a concern about elders in our community and some of the children not getting the services they need.  People living on fixed incomes out there, a lot of them have to make a choice very month, about whether food or rent or a mortgage payment.”

Other candidates besides incumbent Williams are Heather Buch, Kevin Matthews, Frank King, and James Barber.

The primary election is May 15th.

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Brian Bull joined the KLCC News Team in June 2016. In his 25+ years as a public media journalist, he's worked at NPR, Twin Cities Public Television, South Dakota Public Broadcasting, Wisconsin Public Radio, and ideastream in Cleveland. His reporting has netted dozens of accolades, including four national Edward R. Murrow Awards (19 regional), the Ohio Associated Press' Best Reporter Award, Best Radio Reporter from the Native American Journalists Association, and the PRNDI/NEFE Award for Excellence in Consumer Finance Reporting.