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:
- Last Day to File: March 9 at 5 p.m.
- Last day to register to vote or change party affiliation for May 18 primary is April 27
- More on the May 18 election
"It's a while; Rip Van Winkle just woke up," Rust joked. He's hoping in 2010 to jump into the saddle again.
"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