CULVER, OR -- Voters in Central Oregon's smallest incorporated city have a big choice to make in November. Two candidates are running for Mayor; an incumbent with years of experience or a concerned citizen new to politics. The Jefferson County town is home to fewer than 1,500 residents.
Mayor Nancy Diaz says she wants to finish what she started. She joined the City Council in 2009 and was elected Mayor in 2014. "There's things that Culver City Council has been working on, that I'd like to see through, says Diaz, "When I came on board, we were working on the storm water issue. I want to be able to, at least, finish that."
But challenger Ginger Gann says citizens aren't being properly represented, "It's what the people of Culver say. And that's one of the things that's been on the back burner for a couple of years." Gann tells KBND News, "I never expected to get into politics in my entire life, before this. This is one of those deals where I want the people heard."
In Central Oregon, La Pine, Bend and Redmond also have contested Mayoral races. Click HERE to learn more about the candidates.