A letter from the 3rd candidate
I first met Juan Carlos Valle in a debate where we were challenging one another for the same position of City Council Ward 2. It was obvious to me after hearing him speak that he was a qualified candidate, and that Betty Taylor and I were up against a power house. While I was not successful in winning enough votes to keep me in the race, I felt it would be beneficial to get to know my two opponents better. I had separate meetings with both Betty Taylor and Juan Carlos to do so. I have come to know Juan Carlos well since then, and I can honestly say that I respect his judgment, integrity, and forward thinking.
My first instincts were right. Juan Carlos is a powerhouse. He is a sincere, compassionate man with drive and conviction. He is a mover and a shaker and I can say with total commitment that he is indeed the man for the job. Juan Carlos is well worth my endorsement. If you want to see positive changes on the City Council, please follow my lead and vote for Juan Carlos Valle for your next representative in ward 2. You won't be disappointed.
Former Candidate, Ward 2, City Council
My Vision For Eugene
It is time for a new perspective and a fresh approach in addressing the issues of importance to the residents of Ward 2. My views are not dramatically different from the current councilor, but I will be much more effective in turning those views into city policies and laws. It is time for open and honest conversations that would help us move forward to make this wonderful city the place we all want it to be. It is time to put away the politics of personal agendas and take the long view of what Eugene is - and will be in the future.
Our quality of life depends on our vision for tomorrow. Our families need jobs, a place to call home, a safe and secure neighborhood, and a social safety net for tough times. Yes, we can have a comprehensive transportation system. We can develop in environmentally sensitive and more sustainable ways. We can preserve our precious natural beauty, such as the Amazon Headwaters. And we can ensure that all families have the same opportunity to enjoy life in Eugene.
We need to explore new partnerships and new collaborations to leverage our limited resources. It will take energy, perseverance, listening and working with all facets of the community to find solutions. Together, with your support and help, we can continue to move forward.
Today, I am asking for your vote. Please vote for the candidate whose fresh approach will be most effective for the residents of Ward 2 and for the rest of Eugene. Vote for me - Juan Carlos Valle.