County Office

Pat Riggs-Henson photo


Occupation: Career Advisor (retired)

Occupational Background: Employment Specialist, Lane Workforce Partnership (1979- 2008); Project Coordinator, National Council on the Aging

Educational Background: Lane Community College; University of Oregon

Prior Governmental Experience: LCC Board of Education (1989-1998; 2005-2009); Lane Council of Government (1994- 1995, 1997-1998)

Distinguished Service Awards: United Way of Lane County - Education and Schools Volunteer of the Year (2009), SAFER - Human Rights Leadership Award (2001)

"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 county. She gets things done and would be an asset on the Commission."
- Congressman Peter DeFazio


Serving 29 years as a career advisor and 14 years as an elected LCC School Board Member, Pat has made a tremendous difference in the lives of thousands of Lane County residents:

  • Awarding scholarships for displaced workers to train for tomorrow's jobs
  • Promoting key incentives for businesses that hire local workers
  • Advocating for career planning, quality education, and family-wage jobs


Pat's direct line: (541) 914-6928

  • Public Safety, healthcare, education/job creation are critical priorities.
  • Pat has a proven record of working in a cooperative, bipartisan fashion to balance budgets and hold government accountable.
  • Utilizing private-public partnerships, Pat creates living-wage jobs.

Endorsed by (partial list):

Congressman Peter DeFazio; Democratic Party of Lane County
Eugene Firefighters Association
Former Springfield Mayor John Lively; Pat Albright, LCC Board
Gary Pierpoint; Patrick Hurley
Lane County Labor Council AFL-CIO; Oregon AFSCME
OLCV; Sierra Club
Representative Phil Barnhart; Representative Terry Beyer
Representative Nancy Nathanson
Springfield City Counselor Terri Leezer
Springfield Commissioner Bill Dwyer
Springfield Professional Firefighters Association
State Senator Bill Morrisette; State Senator Chris Edwards
U.S. Senator Ron Wyden; U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley

Learn more about Pat: www.PatRiggs-Henson.com
Contact Pat: (541) 914-6928

(This information furnished by Pat Riggs-Henson.)

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