I we how Nora helps folks in the community. I personally know three men that she helped to get their GED and get their life back on track.I know she cares about all the folks in Lane County and will work to improve their lives.
- Stan Poe, Logger and Farmer, Indian Creek
Nora Kent completed CERT Training and has taught FEMA’s Preparedness Message to her students, helping them to understand the devastating scope of a Cascadia Subduction Zone Earthquake and Tsunami. She is acutely aware of the established “Mandate” for implementing The Oregon Resilience Plan and has reviewed the recent five-year update to this 50-year planning document. I believe she has the intellect and temperament to balance the need for growth and resilience projects, both of which are critical as Lane County Prepares.
Founding father Thomas Paine said,“Tyranny, like hell is not easily conquered…. Tis dearness that gives everything value.” I served in WW2. We fought for freedom against fascism and to protect our democratic values. My family has a history of public service. My daughter, Nora Kent, has served Lane County students for 25 years. She’s made a real difference.
Once again, dark times have come. Democracy in Lane County is under attack. Citizen initiatives are being silenced by the commissioners and now my daughter is stepping up to fight back. I’m so proud. She’s put herself out there and is running to be your Lane County Commissioner. She’s taking her service to the next level. She’s our light in these dark times.
Vote for my daughter. She will serve us well.
Ted Kent, Retired US Naval Commander
Served in World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War
From their website:
"The Cottage Grove Blackberry Pie Society is dedicated to promoting good politics and great people in South Lane County and beyond, and having fun while doing it. When actions are needed we act as a thorn in the side and a pie in the face of any threat to Americans' rights and values."
I am pleased to announce we are endorsed by the Blackberry Pie Society. They are a progressive rural organization. They wrote an article in the Register-Guard with questions everyone should ask their commissioner candidates. I want to share my thoughtful responses with you.
1. Which Lane County Commissioner District are you running for? Why are you running
and what do you hope to accomplish in office?
I am seeking the position of West Lane County Commissioner because our Lane County Commissioners have not been responsive to the our rural people of Lane County. Too often the current commissioners are working for their own special interests, and are ignoring the citizens. I see a need for leadership that truly represents the voice of the people in Lane County. My priorities would include advocating for a living wage, affordable housing and access to healthcare for all. We need the county to be a positive employer that pays its employees fair wages and gives them the benefits they deserve.
I would also like to see the county move in ways that reflect the serious threat to our environment that we face with climate change. We need to work our hardest to protect our forests and waterways.Read more
COMMISSIONER CANDIDATE NORA KENT SWEEPS LABOR AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENDORSEMENTS
Local Democratic Party Endorses Single Candidate Against Jay Bozievich
Eugene, OR - Lane County Commissioner Candidate Nora Kent has swept the endorsement processes for local labor and environmental groups. Kent’s campaign website was updated Wednesday evening with endorsements from Sierra Club, Oregon League of Conservation Voters, AFSCME 2831, SEIU 503 and 49, UFCW 555 and the local Democratic Party. The coalition against Bozievich has been drawn along traditional battle lines for the upcoming May 15 primary election.
“Since I’ve announced, the progressive movement has rallied to my cause. Our anthem is clear: It’s time for a real change. West Lane needs a commissioner that represents our values.” Said Nora Kent in a prepared statement. “My campaign is about building affordable housing, increasing rural patrols, increasing the number of healthcare providers, and bringing family-wage jobs to Lane County. We need to return democracy to Lane County through the citizen initiative process.”
In their special endorsement meeting, the Democratic Party of Lane County unanimously voted to support Kent. The May 15 Primary is a three way race, with a runoff in November. Beverly Hills has filed and David Goldberg has withdrawn. Bozievich only secured his last re-election by 75 votes.
FUN with YOGA for Vitality
A fundraiser for Nora Kent as West Lane County Commissioner,
Saturday, March 17
10:30 am- 3:15 pm
A Day of Yoga classes with energy refreshments in between, to raise funds for
Nora’s campaign to listen to the voices and represent the people of West Lane
County while protecting the environment.
10:30-11:45 am Gentle Yoga for Seniors
Learn moves that you can do at home to help make everyday activities a bit
12:15-1:30 pm Safe Moves All Levels Yoga
Learn techniques to power up your life that you can apply to any other activity,
work or play.
2:00-3:15 pm Fun with Yoga
Flow with music, moves for couples and Mandala Asanas. All levels welcome.
Location: Florence Unitarian Universalist
8773 US 101 North Florence
Suggested donation $15-20 per class or $40- $55 all three.
All proceeds for the Nora Kent Campaign.
Mary McNutt, Yoga Instructor
541 964 5341, email@example.com
LCC Faculty Member Nora Kent to rival Jay Bozievich for May Election
Eugene, OR - LCC Faculty Member and community organizer Nora Kent filed for District 1 on the Lane County Board of Commissioners representing West Lane County on Monday morning. Kent joins the race amid a period of public outcry against incumbent Jay Bozievich for squashing the citizen initiative process by denying a public vote on aerial herbicide spraying. Bozievich’s past electoral success has been shaky at best, as he only secured re-election by a margin of 75 votes in 2014.
Kent issued the following written statement Monday morning: “I’m running because West Lane County deserves a commissioner who shares our values. We need someone who will foster civic participation, not silence it. Bozievich has an eight-year record to defend, including cuts to rural patrols, scandals at county government, while trampling county workers. Enough is enough. It’s time for a change.”
Nora Kent has taught at Lane Community College for more than 20 years. Although this is her first run for public office, she has actively organized for years on behalf of social justice initiatives throughout Lane County. For example, she recently worked with a group of volunteers to organize the Women’s March in Florence. She lives with her family in Deadwood, Oregon, and she is a proud member of the Lane Community College Education Association and the Oregon Education Association.
Kent’s announcement has already drawn support from around the district.
“Nora Kent brings people together. I applaud her for running for Commissioner. She’s a real fighter.”
– Florence City Councilor Ron Preisler
“Lane County needs Nora Kent. In the era of #metoo we need to break up the boy’s club.”
– Junction City resident Zenia Liebman
*An earlier version of this story said Jay Bozievich voted for his own pay raise. That was incorrect. Jay voted against his pay raise, and was absent for the budget committee vote, and absent for the county budget appropriation vote.