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Three People, So Far, Seek Open Lane County Board Seat

Rachael McDonald

Sandi Mann is among three people who have so far filed to run for the Lane County Board of Commissioners position 3 in May. 

Sandi Mann is a substitute teacher in Lane County schools. She’s never held an elected position. Mann says she feels she could make a difference as commissioner. Her priorities include what she calls basic needs:

“Such as the homelessness problem in Lane County, shelter, food, living wage jobs. The environment.”

Mann says she’s not a politician, but she likes a quote from President Jimmy Carter, which she paraphrases:

“The only failure is not to try. I hope to give it my best. And I hope to be one of the best commissioners Lane County ever has.”

Laurie Trieger and Joel Iboa are also running for position 3 on the board. The seat, which represents South Eugene is currently held by Pete Sorenson who’s decided not to run again.

Rachael McDonald is KLCC’s former News Director. Rachael has a BA in English from the University of Oregon. She started out in public radio as a newsroom volunteer at KLCC in 2000. After reporting for the Northwest News Network and KAZU, Rachael returned to KLCC in 2007 as Morning Edition host and a general assignment reporter covering politics, the environment, education, and the arts. She was hired as KLCC News Director in 2018. Rachael departed KLCC in June, 2022.
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