BEND, OR -- Bend City Councilor Barb Campbell announced, Thursday, she plans to run for re-election to Position Six.
She believes there is still work to be done to increase affordable housing, improve transportation options and mitigate the negative effects of tourism. She says she’s also focused on helping residents who need to pay to convert properties from septic to sewer.
In her announcement, Campbell's campaign says she "has removed barriers and created incentives to open the market for varied housing types. 'We need housing that is affordable for our current citizens and workforce,' said Councilor Campbell recently. 'Attracting more wealthy, educated people who can afford our housing, attracting more industris which pay nice fat salaries does not help our cooks, carpenters, day care givers and auto mechanics. It simply means we need more of them'."
Campbell is a local business owner who is finishing her first term on Council. A majority of Bend City Councilors are now campaigning: Sally Russell and Bill Moseley are vying for Mayor, Nathan Boddie is running for Bend's House District 54 seat, while Campbell and Casey Roats both plan to run for re-election.