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This year’s Eugene City councilor races are more exciting than most years, because of the number of open seats and challenged incumbents. City Club will present programs in April highlighting the contested council races, starting with Ward 1.

Ward 1 in Eugene covers Downtown, running from 7th to 28th Avenue and from High Street west beyond Chambers. Incumbent first term councilor Emily Semple is being challenged by five candidates for her seat.

City Club President Eric Richardson will moderate this program. It will be broadcast at noon on Friday, April 3, on Eugene City Club Face Book page, available after that on You Tube, and aired on KLCC at 7pm on Monday, April 6.

Be an informed voter. Learn about all the candidates before you vote.

City Council Ward 1
Sean Dwyer is currently a pre-law student at Lane Community College. Sean has previously been the owner of two successful businesses in California. Sean has lived in lane county for 3 years and in downtown Eugene for just over a year.

Eliza Kashinsky is a human resources manager at South Lane Mental Health. She has served on Eugene Active Transportation Committee and the Budget Committee and participated in Walkable Eugene Citizen Advisory Committee (WE CAN).

Candice King is a mother, a social and political activist, and Housing Liaison at Homes for Good. She has worked as a community organizer, a teaching assistant, intake associate, kitchen manager, cook, factory worker, and in fast-food service. She has a BA in International Political Economy from Berea College.

Daniel Liev Williams is an IT support technician. He has lived in the metro area for almost 30 years and attended LCC’s computer networking program. During that time he has participated in numerous activists actions and organizations and has volunteered with Egan Warming Center

Tim Morris is a founder and board president of the Springfield-Eugene Tenant Association and has been a member of the Lane County and LCC budget committees. His work experience includes serving as a program and administrative assistant at Willamette Family and Emergence.

Emily Semple is the incumbent Ward 1 councilor. She is a graphic design business owner and community activist educated in environmental science, including OSU’s Forest Ecology Master’s Program.