Photos by Todd Cooper

Endorsements: City Races

Eugene and Springfield


City Council


Alan Zelenka. Photo by Todd Cooper.

City Council – Ward 3

Alan Zelenka (unopposed)

City Council – Ward 4

Jennifer Solomon, Jennifer Yeh


Jennifer Yeh. Photo by Todd Cooper.

Incumbent City Councilor Jennifer Yeh was a cycling advocate in her Harlow neighborhood long before she was appointed to her Ward 4 seat on the Eugene City Council in 2017 and elected to the position in 2018. She’s focused on the issues voters care about — transportation, housing and the environment. Yeh is our pick over her opponent, fellow Jennifer and former city councilor Jennifer Solomon. Solomon is coming into the race heavily funded by timber and development interests — a $1,500 campaign contribution from Seneca timber’s new owners, Sierra Pacific, raised our eyebrows. Her campaign money reflects her more conservative leanings.

City Council – Ward 5

Mike Clark (unopposed)

City Council – Ward 6

Greg Evans (unopposed)


Greg Evans. Photo by Todd Cooper.

Eugene Water & Electric Board

Wards 4 & 5

John H. Brown (unopposed)


Mindy Schlossberg (unopposed)


City Council

City Council – Ward 1

Michelle Weber (unopposed)

City Council – Ward 2

Steve Moe (unopposed)


Mark Molina. Photo by Todd Cooper.

City Council – Ward 5

Mark Molina, Victoria Doyle

After 11 years on the Springfield City Council, Marilee Woodrow is retiring. The Ward 5 seat is now open, and the two candidates who want to succeed Woodrow are Springfield Utility Board Member Mark Molina and former Cottage Grove City Councilor Victoria Doyle. Both candidates are strong and qualified for the position, but Molina brings the possibility of fresh air to the Springfield City Council.

Doyle’s day job is with the city of Eugene’s Land Use Review, and she’s served on Springfield’s budget committee, as well as the Lane Regional Air Protection Agency board. She tells EW that she wants to improve how the city conducts outreach, pointing to the safety project which will see multiple roundabouts constructed on Main Street. Doyle has been endorsed by Woodrow, former Springfield Mayor Chirstine Lundberg and Cottage Grove Mayor Jeff Gowing.

Molina is also concerned about the Main Street roundabouts. He’s become a fixture of Springfield civics. In addition to his elected office experience on the SUB board, he’s served on Springfield’s budget committee as well as the boards of the Springfield Chamber of Commerce and HIV Alliance.

Springfield has an 11 percent Latino population, according to Census Reporter, and Molina says the council should have someone on board that represents that community.

Molina’s endorsements include Springfield City Councilor Kori Rodley, state Rep. John Lively and state Sen. Lee Beyer.


Endorsements: State Races

Endorsements: Lane County Races