In a joint statement issued Thursday, West Lane County Commissioner candidate Tony McCown announces he is ending his bid for the commissioner seat and is endorsing candidate Jerry Rust.
"After reviewing Jerry's record and meeting with him personally, I have concluded that he will be an outstanding representative for West Lane County," McCown said.
Rust praised McCown, as having an outstanding background in public service.
"Tony's dedication to public service in Lane County runs deep, where in a short period of time he has been appointed to serve on the Lane County Budget Committee, the Lane County Human Rights Advisory Committee and most recently as Vice-Chair to the Lane County Planning Commission. In 2008 he was elected to the board of Lane Community College where he was recently appointed Vice-Chair. Tony is committed to serving the public. I am proud to have his endorsement," said Rust.
Moving forward McCown will be joining Rust for a special event on Thursday February 18th at Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette St., in Eugene.
The election for Lane County Commissioner, West Lane District 1 will be held May 18th, 2010. District 1 includes Santa Clara, Junction City, Bailey Hill, Veneta, Walton, Mapleton, Florence and Dunes City.