Randy Groves knows Eugene and he has a record of impressive accomplishments. He is your former Fire Chief where he innovated, set the vision, and led the merger between the Eugene and Springfield fire departments - improving service while reducing cost.
Now he is seeking to be your City Councilor for Ward 8 because he wants to continue making a difference. He wants to be a force for positive change and put his experience, common sense and proven leadership to work for you.
Thank you for your support.
If there is one thing that 36 years of fire service has taught me, it’s the power of working together. My greatest appreciation to folks on the front lines of this latest challenge especially our firefighter-paramedics and healthcare workers like my wife Mary Groves, R.N..
“Great candidates for elected service can be hard to find. Especially those with the track record, experience and commitment Randy has. Rosie and I are grateful Randy is running and he has our support.”
(Councilor Chris Pryor, Ward 8 – not seeking reelection)
“Our profession provides opportunity to see the best and worst society has to offer, that experience will fuel Randy Groves’ compassionate and creative approach to his new role in city hall. Your Firefighters are all in for Randy Groves, Candidate for City of Eugene, Ward 8.”
(President Mike Caven, IAFF Local 851)
Thursday, October 24, 2019
This article by Jade Yamazaki Stewart appeared in the October 24 issue of "Eugene Weekly", 2019.
Friday, April 24, 2020
"Randy Groves is the passionate, get-things-done kind of leader the city needs. With more than 30 years working for the Eugene Fire Department, including 10 of those years as chief, Groves offers progressive and practical solutions for issues facing Eugene. As chief, he merged the Eugene and Springfield fire departments and now serves on the city’s budget committee. He also has smart ideas about how to help the city and the local economy out of this global pandemic and be a leading example in climate change. While we were also impressed with the other Ward 8 candidate, Ryan Moore, because of his intelligence and experience with affordable housing and community involvement, Groves is the candidate who will get things done as the city recovers from COVID-19."