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Randy Groves Joins Race For Eugene City Council

Brian Bull

A former fire chief is announcing his bid for Eugene City Council, Ward 8. 

60-year-old Randy Groves is currently on the city’s budget committee, and says he’d like to address climate change, homelessness, community safety, and economic development if elected.  He says he’s proud of his decades of work as a fire official.

“Probably one of the signature accomplishments was the work we did to merge the Eugene and Springfield Fire Departments, which produced a better level of service, more surge capacity, while at the same time saving significant money.”

Groves is married with two children.  He’s an alum of the University of Oregon, and former vice president of the International Association of Firefighters.

The primary election will be held May 2020.  Another citizen member of the city budget committee, Ryan Moore, has announced his candidacy for Ward 8.  

Incumbent council member Chris Pryor is not seeking re-election.

Copyright 2019, KLCC.

Brian Bull is an assistant professor of journalism at the University of Oregon, and remains a contributor to the KLCC news department. He began working with KLCC in June 2016.   In his 27+ 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 (22 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.
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