Experience  .  Common Sense  .  Proven Leadership!

Randy Groves for Ward 8, Eugene City Council

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.

Precincts, Ward 8
Eugene Precincts Ward 8 map as pdf

Important Issues Facing Eugene


I’ve learned over the last six months how important knocking doors is to the success of a political campaign. Every candidate depends on reaching voters to win. But, as a 36-year veteran in emergency service delivery, I’m not willing to risk your health no matter how remote the chance is. As a result, I will not be knocking on your door even though it makes campaigning more difficult. Some things are more important than winning.


I love knocking doors to talk with my neighbors about public safety, environmental safety, services, housing, homelessness, and much more. However, we’re currently adjusting our campaign strategy to follow the guidance provided by the CDC, as well as lane county and Oregon health departments.


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)

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Randy Groves for Ward 8, Eugene City Council