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, and the Metropolitan Policy Committee.
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)
A note of clarification from Councilor Randy Groves: My council motion that precipitated this ordinance change was based on blocked access for trucking into and out of businesses, lawlessness (serious criminal behavior), chronic dumping of garbage and raw sewage into city streets and wetlands, and the uncontrolled camping that was placing workers, other unhoused campers, customers and businesses in jeopardy in West Eugene. A council majority then moved to expand the motion to include all of Eugene. The ordinance change is intended to support the establishment of the "Safe Site" camps which will come on line shortly and provide organized and managed safe spaces giving our unhoused community a place to go. This ordinance is not about picking on the unhoused, it's about restoring order to an unmanaged, chaotic and dangerous situation. The ordinance change will only be effective if we dedicate enough resources to support enforcement.