BEND, OR -- Megan Perkins took a run for the Bend City Council Position 3 and she defeated incumbent Chris Piper. Perkins says she wants the City of Bend to lead when it comes to COVID-19 by reaching out to communities hard hit by the virus. Perkins says big challenges facing Bend include affordable housing and affordable and available childcare. She says Central Oregon is a childcare desert and the council needs to aggressively work with developers and community leaders to help resolve the problem. Perkins also says she is very happy voters approved the transportation bond.