BEND, OR -- Bend City Councilor Sally Russell has announced her bid for re-election. Speaking on the banks of the Deschutes River, Tuesday, the four-year City Council veteran told supporters one of her key issues is the current proposed Climate Change Policy. “We have to do something that is right for Bend. That’s grounded in science and that doesn’t commit the city to funds that we don’t have.”
Russell currently serves as Mayor Pro Tem but hopes to move into the Mayor’s seat upon re-election, saying it is about time Bend had another female mayor. “It’s not only about being a woman as Mayor. It’s that I have what Bend needs right now. We need to pull our council together in different kinds of ways than we’ve seen in the last two to four years.” She was elected to Position Three in 2012.
At this time she is running unopposed.