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Back to the future with Jerry Rust

Back to the future with Jerry Rust

From Tom Adams KVAL News

Jerry Rust was a Lane County Commissioner when Jimmy Carter was still in the White House.

Now he wants a chance to return to the Courthouse after a 13-year political hiatus.

Declared candidates for West Lane commissioner:

Jay Bozievich
(prospective petition)
Tony McCown
(prospective petition)
David William Northey
Jerry Rust
Fred Starr
Anselmo Villanueva

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"It's a while; Rip Van Winkle just woke up," Rust joked. He's hoping in 2010 to jump into the saddle again.

Why now?

"I love this county. It's a great county," he said. "I've got my roots here."

Deep roots -- from his days on the "Hoedads" tree planting crews, to 20 years as commissioner from South Eugene.

Rust is a candidate now in the West Lane district representing Veneta, Junction City, Florence and the rest of western Lane County. | MORE