"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter"
-- Martin Luther King, Jr.
My heartfelt thanks go out to each and every one of you. Although we didn't win, it's been a valuable and rewarding endeavor. As I told folks in the beginning, this was something I felt I had to do as I couldn't sit idly by without making an effort to shore up the center. We worked hard, and we did make a difference.
During the course of our campaign we've made new friends, reacquainted ourselves with old ones and been humbled by the outpouring of support from people all over. I am very grateful.
Most importantly, I was most pleased by the day-to-day efforts of folks all over. The work you do every day to improve people's lives and our communities' well-being stands in stark contradiction to the divisive news we see, hear and read.
Please stay involved with your community, it truly does make a difference, and don't hesitate to call on me for any help I can offer.
With very best regards,
“The local level where I live is the county level, and it’s there we can do the most good. I don't purport to have all the answers, but I do have a demonstrated ability to work with others and find solutions. I will give it my very best effort.”- Tim Laue
Lane County is larger than the states of Delaware and Rhode Island combined, which too often makes it difficult for residents to participate directly in county government.
Tim Laue, a leading candidate for east Lane County commissioner Position 5, has a unique idea that will help rural residents become more engaged. Laue promises to donate his commissioner’s salary to hire coordinators in each of the three watersheds in east Lane County.
These coordinators will be locally available to listen to rural concerns as they arise and work with residents to improve services. This is just another example of Laue’s creative approach to good governance. He has served Lane County for 25 years, helping pass the bond measure for new police and fire training facilities, working to develop a police auditor and civilian review board, and working as a CASA.
I served with Laue on the Eugene Sustainability Commission and I know how hard he works to get things done. That’s why I’m voting for Tim Laue.
- Born in Salem, Tim moved to Eugene at seventeen to attend the University of Oregon.
- Since 1973 Tim has worked as a Laborer, Carpenter, Supervisor, Construction Executive and Business owner.
- Tim has always been deeply involved in his community. Tim served on the Eugene City Council for five years. He also served as Chair of the Neighborhood Leaders Council, Chair of the Police Eugene Police Commission, Chair of the Eugene Civilian Review Board, and Chair of the Lane County Public Safety Commission.
- In 2014 Tim and his wife retired to the community of Blue River. The Laues love the forests, rivers and people in rural Lane County. It is because of this love and Tim’s concern for our people, our communities and our environment that he decided to run for County Commissioner.