Candidates seeking the endorsement of the South Willamette Valley chapter of NOW should submit a request for consideration by clicking here and filling out the questionnaire that is presented.

Use this link to request endorsements for Lane County, municipal, and other local elections only. Candidates for state level offices, including contests for the Oregon Senate and House of Representatives, should submit requests through the Oregon NOW Endorsement page.

Candidate Endorsements

South Willamette Valley NOW is pleased to announce its endorsement of Heather Buch for Lane County Commissioner, District 5. As a native of the area, Heather combines depth of local knowledge with long experience working in areas of critical concern to Lane County, particularly affordable housing. We believe that as a woman, a mother, a business owner, and a person deeply involved in the community, Heather will bring a new and needed perspective to the Lane County Council. You can learn more about the candidate and her campaign here.

In addition, South Willamette Valley, in conjunction with Oregon NOW, endorses these candidates in Lane County elections:

Find a complete list of candidates endorsed by Oregon NOW on this page.


Ballot Measure Positions

For the 2018 general election, South Willamette Valley NOW supports the following positions:

  • Yes on Measure 102 which "Allows local bonds for financing affordable housing with nongovernmental entities. Requires voter approval, annual audits"

  • No on Measure 103: Keep Our Groceries Tax Free

  • No on Measure 104: A Tax is a Tax Amendment

  • No on Measure 105: Stop Oregon Sanctuaries

  • No on Measure 106: Stop Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act of 2018