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Vinis Coasts Easily Into Second Mayoral Term

Vinis for Mayor

Lucy Vinis is headed to a second term as Mayor of the City of Eugene.

No sooner had the polls closed Tuesday night, when victory was announced for the incumbent candidate. With more than two-thirds of the primary vote, Vinis readily defeated six challengers on the ballot.

Just minutes after winning re-election, Vinis shared her plans for a second term, which is essentially a continuation of her first term: tackling homelessness, fighting climate change, and spurring economic development. Vinis added recovering from the pandemic is a new priority.

“Economic recovery depends on public investment," said Vinis.  "We put in public investment and that’s how we helped spur those private investments and those opportunities for jobs.

"So in my mind, it is all of a piece: the COVID doesn’t overwhelm, it simply creates an emphasis, and a sense of urgency around those other priorities.”

The fall election for competitive races will be held November 3rd.

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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 (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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