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

Sep 26, 2019

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
Credit Rachael McDonald

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.