Bozeivich to remain county commissioner; DeFazio to face Robinson for 4th District seat

With the majority of votes from Tuesday's Special Election now in, Lane County and Siuslaw region residents can expect to see Jay Bozeivich return for another term as West Lane County Commissioner after garnering 10,079 votes as of Wednesday morning, compared to 6,960 for challenger Nora Kent.

“I'm pleased to have earned the trust of the citizens in West Lane and humbled by their support once again,” Bozievich said in a statement issued Tuesday night. “Now I can focus on adding to our housing supply in Lane County to address the cost and availability of housing. I am also prepared to move Lane County ahead in permanent improvement to our public safety system like rural patrols in accordance with our Ten-Year Public Safety Plan.”

Preliminary results showed Commissioner Bozievich taking 55 percent of the vote last night.

The West Lane District covers all of the Santa Clara and a portion of the Bethel neighborhoods of Eugene, Dunes City, Florence, Junction City, Veneta and the unincorporated towns of Lorane, Blachly, Mapleton, and many others in between.

In the primaries, Peter DeFazio was the clear winner in the bid to represent the Democratic party for the Fourth District seat. He will once again face Republican representative Art Robinson. In the upcoming November race for Oregon's governorship, republican Knute Beuhler will challenge current governor democrat Kate Brown.

For a complete look at Tuesday's special election results, visit


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