Five seats on LCC board up for election in May

January 25, 2023
View of LCC main campus from hillside

EUGENE, Ore. — Five seats on the Lane Community College Board of Education are up for election in the May 16 Special Election.  The winners of each seat, with the exception of Zone 1, will serve four year terms beginning July 1, 2023.

The positions up for election include:

  • Zone 1, which represents the western Lane County part of the college district, currently held by Holli Johnson.  Johnson is no longer a resident of Zone 1 due to boundary changes approved during last year’s redistricting process.  May’s winner will serve the remaining two years of the existing term;
  • Zone 2, North Eugene, currently held by Angela VanKrause;
  • Zone 5, Downtown Eugene, South Eugene and the Harlow Neighborhood, currently held by Steve Mital;
  • At-Large, Position 6, currently held by Rosie Pryor, and
  • At-Large, Position 7, currently held by Lisa Fragala.  

Johnson, VanKrause and Pryor announced in December they do not intend to run for reelection, meaning the board will have a minimum of three new members when the new terms begin in July.

The Lane Community College District serves a 5,000 square-mile area stretching from the Pacific Ocean to the Cascade Mountains. The district includes most of Lane County, as well as the Monroe School District in Benton County, the Harrisburg Union High School District in Linn County and a small area in northern Douglas County. The total district population includes about 390,000 people.

Seven elected, non-paid persons comprise the LCC Board of Education and have primary authority for establishing policies governing the operation of the college and adopting the college's annual budget. Their charge is to oversee the development of programs and services which they believe will best serve the needs of the people of the LCC District. Five directors represent one of five district zones; two are elected at-large.

District information and zone maps are available on the Board’s eGovernance website.

Special Election Timeline:  
02/04/2023    First business day to file candidacy forms
03/16/2023    Filing deadline for candidates  
04/01/2023    Out-of-country and military ballots mailed  
04/17/2023    Out-of-state ballots mailed  
04/25/2023    Voter registration deadline  
04/26/2023    Ballots mailed; official drop sites open  
05/16/2023    Election Day  

Find out more information about the Lane Board of Education.

For more information about the special election, see the Lane County Elections website.

Brett Rowlett, Executive Director of External Affairs

Lane Community College educates over 15,000 students annually at six locations across Lane County and online. Students and alumni from all 50 states and 79 countries create more than an $850 million dollar impact on the local economy, helping to support more than 13,000 local jobs. Lane provides affordable, quality, professional technical and college transfer programs; business development and employee training; academic, language and life skills development; and lifelong personal development and enrichment courses.

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