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City Club of Eugene: Oregon House District 11, Democrat and Republican Candidate Forums

Both the Republican and Democratic primary races are contested this year for the Oregon State House District 11 Seat. The City Club hosted all four candidates on April 6th to learn more about their positions. This was a great opportunity to hear about each of the candidates’ unique perspectives and responses to your questions. The Lane County League of Women Voters provided the format and helped selecting the written questions and keeping the time.

Moderated by Rachael McDonald of KLCC News.

Democratic Candidates:
Kimberly Koops
The daughter of a retired special education teacher and public servant, Kimberly believes that everyone can achieve their goals if given the opportunity, and she has lived out that belief in her work. Kimberly has years of experience advocating for policies that increase opportunities for Oregonians and working families.

Marty Wilde
Born on the UO campus, Marty Wilde grew up on an organic farm in the Coast Range. Thanks to food stamps, Medicaid, and public schools, he graduated college and joined the military for 23 years of service. An extensive volunteer with the city and state, he is seeking to advocate for education, healthcare, and a fair shot for all Oregonians.

Republican Candidates:

Mark Herbert
Has thirty years of experience as a management consultant, business and human resources executive, organizational development, and strategic planning. His prior governmental experience includes being the Former Lane County Planning Commission member and chairperson. He is a former Board member of the Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce, Lane Metro Partnership.

Joshua Powell
A 5th Generation Oregonian, who privately studied Critical Thinking and Computer Programming. He was a State Delegate for Ron Paul in 2008, and a volunteer for United States Civilian Forces (USCF) in 2015, a Veterans and Patriot crisis help network.

Love Cross joined KLCC in 2017. She began her public radio career as a graduate student, serving as Morning Edition Host for Boise State Public Radio in the late 1990s. She earned her undergraduate degree in Rhetoric and Communication from University of California at Davis, and her Master’s Degree from Boise State University. In addition to her work in public radio, Love teaches college-level courses in Communication and Public Speaking.
Barbara Dellenback returned to KLCC in December 2017 after pursuing other radio gigs and fundraising for community benefit organizations. She's host of the KLCC podcast The Oregon Grapevine. You can hear her on the radio hosting Weekend Edition, Morning Edition, and All Things Considered.