While federal and state contests see most of the electoral drama each November, it’s the local electeds that impact our lives the most each day. For our county, it’s a three member Board of Commissioners that do the governing, and for the City, it’s the Mayor and a nine member City Council.
This year, two of the three County Commission positions are up for grabs. Vying for position 2 are incumbent Xan Augerot, a Democrat – and her challengers are Pacific Green Progressive candidate Mike Beilstein, and Republican Tom Cordier. For position 3, longtime incumbent Annabelle Jaramillo has chose not to seek another term, and three candidate are vying for the seat: Democrat Nancy Wyse, Republican John E. Sarna, and Libertarian Cody Serdar. These are four year terms, and position 1 doesn’t come up for a vote again until 2022.
For the City Council, all nine wards come up for a vote every two years – Ward 7 being the only one contested this cycle – incumbent Paul W. Schaffer faces challenger Nic Bowman. The Mayor’s seat won’t come up again until 2022. City races are non-partisan.
CITYSPEAK DEBATES SLATED, TUESDAY, OCT. 13
County Commissioner, Position 2 starts at 6:30 pm
County Commissioner, Position 3 starts at 7:10 pm
City Council, Ward 7 starts 7:50 pm
Live on The Corvallis Advocate’s website or Facebook page, most of the time is scheduled for questions from the public. Viewers can submit questions – before or during the debates – on The Advocate’s social media posts of the event, including the live Facebook feed, or they can email firstname.lastname@example.org.