City & Government, Springfield

In their own words: Springfield mayor Sean VanGordon, uncontested

Since 2021, I’ve had the privilege of being your mayor. I am thankful for the support of my community and the trust of people that have let me into their lives. We’ve done so much to move our city forward. I am excited because we still have so many opportunities to pursue. Springfield has a bright future. 

Infrastructure needs to be a top priority. We need to break ground on Mill Street. We need to continue the work on 42nd Street levy which will lead to the repair of the road. The city finished the 2018 road bond, and I’d like to renew it to repair roads. We need to partner with ODOT and Federal DOT to finish Franklin Blvd with additional resources. 

There is no single cause for our housing crisis. Oregon land use laws, the 2008 financial crisis, state regulations, lack of wage growth, and more contribute to few units built across Oregon. Springfield has built a lot of homes and ADUs in places near Bob Straub and in Marcola Meadows. We need to build more housing. The city can invest in infrastructure near vacant land, continue support of pilot programs, and lobby the state to streamline regulations. If you own land in Springfield, I want to make it easy for you to know what you can do with it. 

Lastly, economic development will always be a priority. In Glenwood, we’ve made progress across the board, and still face significant work on the riverfront. Springfield has significant work to do in the North Gateway area to prepare for new lands to be developed. We need to do more economic development work in Mohawk, Thurston, and mid-Springfield. 

On Nov. 8, I am asking for your vote for mayor. 



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