BEND, OR -- A Bend environmental activist says she’s running for City Council. This isn’t Gena Goodman-Campbell’s first campaign; she ran against Knute Buehler for House District 54, in 2016. She says that experience gave her a unique perspective and offered her a chance to meet and talk with residents, learning about their concerns over affordable housing, transportation and quality of life.
Goodman-Campbell cites her campaign to protect the Oregon Badlands Wilderness, between 2007 and 2009, as evidence she can bring together diverse groups. She says she now focuses on supporting local leaders who are speaking up for Oregon's public lands.
She’s vying for City Council Position Five, currently held by Justin Livingston. He has yet to announce whether he will run for reelection. Goodman-Campbell is collecting signatures to get her name on the ballot.