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 your City Councilor for Ward 8 because he wants to continue making a difference. He will be a force for positive change and put his experience, common sense and proven leadership to work for you.
In addition to continuing his service on the City’s Budget Committee, he also serves on the City’s Human Rights Commission, the Lane Council of Governments (LCOG) Board, the Cascades West Economic Development District (CWEDD) Board and the Metropolitan Policy Committee (MPC).
Thank you for your support
“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)
“Whether in union leadership or as fire chief, his expertise in health care delivery, fire service, environmental protection, and public safety will continue to be a great asset for our city. I'm thrilled to support Randy Groves for City Council." (Val Hoyle, Oregon Labor Commissioner)
"Randy's unique experience and skills will be critical as we cooperate to tackle issues like housing, public health, safety, and climate change." (Heather Buch, Lane County Commissioner)
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)
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