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BEND, OR -- Casey Roats is not backing down from a challenge that he doesn't meet the residency requirements to run for Bend City Council.  Roats sold his former home in Bend in October 2013, and moved into his parents' house just two miles outside the city limits while his new home was under construction in southwest Bend.

 

A political action committee supporting one of Roats' opponents is pushing the matter and is calling for him to withdraw.  He says he won't, "Oh, there's no way I'm going to shrink from this.  I've lived in the Bend city limits exclusively for the last 15 years.  I was raised two miles outside the city limits.  My grandfolks moved here in the 1920s.  I have been humbled by the number of people who have emailed and phoned and are dropping by the office."

 

Roats says he feels he's on firm ground with the residency requirements, "We checked into all the rules in the state regarding residency and it's very clear. When it's a temporary hiatus from a residence - especially if you don't make any documentation like utility bills, and we didn't - it was just a short amount of time while we continued to build our house.  And it took longer than expected, which anyone that has built a house understands how that goes."

 

If he wins the city council seat and it's challenged, it would be left up to the city council to decide whether he meets residency stipulations. 

 

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