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It's time for pragmatic, trustworthy leaders who will work for every corner of Lane County, with transparency and an open door. That's why I'm running for West Lane County Commissioner.

I’m not a politician.

I’m a mom who is commited to a safer, more sustainable Lane County for my son - and all of our families.

I'm a water and energy engineer with more than 18 years of experience working with industry and local governments to plan and design infrastructure that keeps our economy and communities running efficiently.

I'm a neighbor who wants to make sure our county is governed fairly and openly, without backroom deals or secret agendas.

Thank you for taking the time to learn about our campaign, and please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. I’m listening. 

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After a recount in their tight races, West Lane Commissioner Jay Bozievich and East Lane Commissioner Faye Stewart have retained their seats and avoided November runoff elections.


Lane County, OR – “The West Lane County Commissioner race remains too close to call. Our first priority, one I’m sure I share with Commissioner Bozievich, is to ensure that all votes are counted and counted correctly. The vote total is very close to the threshold for an automatic recount and even closer to forcing a runoff in November.


Lane County Commissioner Jay Bozievich has never quite lived down dressing up in a tricorner hat for a Tea Party tax day rally in 2009. The incident came up again at a recent City Club of Eugene debate between Bozievich and challenger Dawn Lesley for the West Lane Commission seat.

Bozievich was asked about going as Uncle Sam to the rally. He clarified that in fact the outfit was a colonial soldier’s costume. Lesley, when asked to weigh in, laughed and said not only had she never donned a colonial soldier’s outfit, there was also very little chance she ever would.

This exchange points to the differences in Lesley and Bozievich’s approaches to politics. Lesley’s responses to questions have been thoughtful and measured. Bozievich has a history of knee-jerk responses and divisive stances on key issues affecting the moderate, rural district he represents, which stretches from the west side of Eugene out to the Oregon Coast.


The thread of pragmatism that runs through Lesley’s position on county issues is refreshing. Her election would not result in a sharp change in the board of commissioners’ political orientation, but it would produce a distinct change in tone. That’s exactly what Lane County government needs. Voters in the west Lane district should elect Dawn Lesley to the Board of Commissioners on May 20.