City Government

Cottage Grove at large candidate: Mike Fleck

Bringing experience, knowledge to city council Hello, my name is Mike Fleck and I am running for a fifth term on the Cottage Grove City Council. I have been a planning commissioner or city councilor for over 20 years of combined service and it is my hope to use that[Read More…]

Cottage Grove mayor Jeff Gowing

Taking the oath to serve seriously  When you take a local office you take an oath to uphold that position. I take it very seriously and follow the guidelines put in place by higher elected officials. If you feel they are not good guidelines you should be taking your position to[Read More…]

Cottage Grove ward 1 council candidate: Chalice Savage

Integrity at center of core values as councilor Humans are made up of a unique patchwork of differences. Politics, religion, race, gender, finances, priorities and even how we like our coffee but what I want to spend my time focusing on is what unites us together.  You can see unity[Read More…]

District 4 candidates debate climate, Covid

Candidates for Oregon’s Fourth Congressional District, the seat now held by retiring Rep. Peter DeFazio, sparred at an online forum co-sponsored by the Eugene and Springfield City Clubs last week. Democrat Val Hoyle and Republican Alek Skarlatos are the leading candidates to replace DeFazio. Though the District has been firmly[Read More…]

Q&A: Creswell mayor candidates share motivations, ambition

Editor’s note: In the upcoming weeks, The Chronicle will offer each candidate the opportunity to write a guest column in addition to answering a Q&A. Election coverage will be published throughout October and in early November. Creswell mayor incumbent Dave Stram faces competition at the November polls, with former city[Read More…]

Creswell mayor candidate: Jane Vincent

Age: 73Hometown: North Bend, Coos Bay area. I have lived in Creswell 41 years.Marital Status: WidowedChildren: Three daughters, Alesia, Nesia and Trisia. My children graduated from Creswell High School.Residence: Kings RowSocial: Jane Vincent on FacebookEducation: GED at Southwestern Oregon Community College. … Home Health license from Oregon Institute of Technology[Read More…]

Creswell mayor Dave Stram

Age: 63Hometown: Born in Salem, Ore. Creswell has been my home since 1982.Marital Status: Married to Jocelyn Stram for 42 yearsPartner occupation: Jocelyn is a retired Creslane Elementary schoolteacherChildren: Two adult children who attended Creswell public schools from kindergarten through high school graduation. Stram Residence: South 2nd StreetWebsite, blog, Twitter,[Read More…]