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  • Occupation: English teacher; small farmer.

    Occupational Background: Lane County Commissioner (1977-97); reforestation company cofounder; teacher; mill worker; Peace Corps; farmer; carpenter.

    Educational Background: University of Oregon, B.S. Political Science (1965).

    Prior Governmental Experience: Lane County Commissioner (1977-97); Jail Overcrowding Committee; Metropolitan Waste Water Management Commission; Oregon Covered Bridge Committee; Housing Authority Board of Directors; Oregon Delegation To China (Fujian-Sister Province).

    Family and Community: Raised on Oregon family farm; Married to Star Rust; 4 children, 5 grandchildren; Siuslaw Middle School parent.

    Memberships include: Florence City Club; Florence, Fern Ridge, Junction City Chambers of Commerce; Long Tom, North Fork Granges.

    Trusted Neighbor, Respected Leader

    Congressman Peter DeFazio: "I worked closely with Jerry Rust when we both served on the Board of Commissioners. Rust brings proven commitment to public safety, job creation, and vital public health and human services. He is skilled at working with all sides in our community."

    The Register-Guard: "West Lane voters should seize the chance to take advantage of Rust's experience and his legendary energy, enthusiasm and creativity." (5/1/2010).

    Current Commissioner Bill Fleenor: "Jerry brings a wealth of experience and wisdom necessary to help Lane County government and its citizens. We need a seasoned and proven leader at the helm." (The Register-Guard, 1/28/2010).

    As West Lane Commissioner JERRY RUST will:

    • Secure stable public safety funding
    • Create jobs
    • Control costs
    • Maintain public health, at-risk children/family programs
    • Maintain strong constituent services
    • Oppose forced annexation, protect Santa Clara farmland
    • Promote local agriculture
    • Champion senior, veteran and sportsmen interests

    "Dear Friends: I've always placed the public interest first, keeping an open door for citizens needing assistance. If your problem is important to you, it's important to me. I am respectfully asking you for your vote." -Jerry Rust

    Elect JERRY RUST West Lane Commissioner



    (This information furnished by Rust for Commissioner.)

Elections Division, Oregon Secretary of State • 136 State Capitol • Salem, OR 97310-0722