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Occupation: Retired, Lane County Workforce Network, 1978-2008.

Occupational Background: Lane County Workforce Network, Career Advisor; Program Coordinator for National Council on the Aging; Public Relations, Northwest Youth Corps.

Educational Background: Attended Lane Community College, University of Oregon.

Prior Governmental Experience: Elected Lane Community College board, 14 years; Appointed Lane Council of Government, 2 years.

Civic Memberships: United Way of Lane County; Springfield Chamber of Commerce; Executive Secretary/Treasurer, Lane County Labor Council, AFL-CIO; Springfield Rotary Club; Northwest Youth Corps.

Congressman Peter DeFazio:
"I'm proud to support Pat Riggs-Henson for the Lane County Commission. For years, Pat has worked diligently on community based efforts to improve our community. She gets things done and would be an asset on the Commission".

State Senator Bill Morrisette:
"Please join me in voting for Pat Riggs-Henson. Pat is the best Candidate for Springfield's future. She has been protecting working families in Springfield for 27 years. As Springfield County Commissioner, she will continue that tradition."

My name's Pat Riggs-Henson and I'm honored to be a candidate for Lane County Commissioner. I'm running for County Commissioner because I want to make county government more responsive to our community's needs.

  • Elected and served for 14 years to the Lane Community College board focusing on job training, workforce development, and emerging workforces; working with budget deficits and working collaboratively to find solutions.

  • 25 years on Lane County Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO.

  • Career Advisor, working with dislocated workers, older workers, youth and current underemployed to provide career guidance and access to scholarships.

  • Fostered private/public partnerships with business and Lane Community College.

"Moving Forward Together" isn't just a campaign slogan to me. Springfield is my home, not a political stepping-stone. I will continue to work hard for Springfield's interests as a commissioner, focusing on budgets and putting priorities on job creation, public safety, and services.

I asking for your vote because I believe in Lane County, we can move forward together.


(This information furnished by Pat Riggs-Henson.)

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