In order of announcement:
Scott Galvin running for Mayor Click>> Scott’s Bio
Randy Kugler running for Council Click >> Randy’s Bio
Jerry Spegman running for Council Click >> Jerry’s Bio
Mike Scott running for Mayor
Tillamook Headlight Herald Article Click Here
Scott Galvin and wife Judi Hanson
Scott Galvin has announced his intention of running for mayor of Manzanita in this fall’s election.
Galvin’s platform reads:
“The voice of the residents of Manzanita is paramount.
The city council is a conduit for the will of the residents.
The democratic process regulates policy.
I will utilize public meetings and mailed surveys to gather data to gain consensus.
All data will be transparent.
I’m Financially conservative.
I’m Socially liberal.
I’m a Capitalist.
I’m an Environmentalist.
I’m your neighbor.
I will listen more than I speak.
“It’s the action, not the fruit of the action, that’s important. You have to do the right thing. It may not be in your power, may not be in your time, that there’ll be any fruit. But that doesn’t mean you stop doing the right thing. You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no result.” Gandhi
Peace be with you. Let us join hands and build a village with a Conscience.”
I am today announcing my intent to run for a seat on the Manzanita City Council at this November’s General election. Should I be elected, I plan to devote my energy to all of the issues facing our city but I will specifically focus on improving fiscal accountability and engaging citizens in creative problem solving.
If you wish to ask questions at a Council meeting, I will see that you get that opportunity. I will ask questions of fellow Councilors, staff and consultants. If I don’t get reasonable answers, I will ask more questions in order to ensure that I and more importantly you, leave a meeting better informed and confident that the best explanation was given and the decision that was arrived at made sense.
I have always found folks in Manzanita do not need to be told what to think and are quite capable of observing and forming their own opinions about the character and relevant experience of those individuals that they elect to lead our City. I believe in researching and securing the best information available on a subject and the practical application of that information in developing solutions that make the most sense for the majority of those who are affected by those decisions.
Thank you for your thoughtful consideration. My wife Carlene and I have called Manzanita our home since 1979 and it is the only place that we have ever considered to live upon my retirement in 2014. I understand that I have asked questions this past year that have made some people uncomfortable. Having spent 32 years working in Oregon municipal government I do know how a City functions and I do know the difference between an answer that makes sense and an answer that is nonsense.
In the months ahead, I will be posting more information about my candidacy on the Manzanita Citizens Alliance at manzanitacitizensalliance.org.
Jerry Spegman Announces Run for Manzanita City Council
Today I am announcing that I will be a candidate for a seat on Manzanita’s city council this November.
When Scott Galvin and Randy Kugler announced their plans to run for city office, they called for more transparency from our elected representatives, and committed to actively engage citizens in addressing our collective challenges. I share these goals and believe I can add to the mix of perspectives, skills, and experiences offered by Scott and Randy.
In October of 2017, I attended the community workshop at the Pine Grove that kicked off Manzanita’s planning process for a new city hall. It was an awe-inspiring display of civic engagement, with a large and spirited crowd offering diverse and creative ideas.
Two years later, in an off-year, special election with only one item on the ballot, just under 80% of Manzanita voters turned out in another astonishing demonstration of civic engagement.
These two events are not particularly surprising to many of us because we know that our town is blessed with an abundance of smart, talented, informed people – some who have lived here for decades, many who have moved here from around the country.
Manzanita is defined by its diversity of thought, by its social capital, by its high level of volunteerism. So, a well-attended public meeting and extraordinarily high voter turnout are perhaps not unexpected, but neither should they be taken for granted. This degree of civic engagement doesn’t happen everywhere. We should regard it as a great asset and take full advantage of it.
Something went wrong between the Pine Grove meeting in 2017 and the overwhelming defeat of the bond measure in 2019. Elected leaders anywhere can get out of step with their constituents, but that shouldn’t happen in a town like ours. There are too many people here willing to speak up, willing to contribute, willing to participate.
I am running for city council to listen carefully, to tap into the energy and resources we have here, to help capitalize on our many community assets. In a town with so many interesting and informed voices wanting to be heard, it will be hard to please everyone. But we can do better than we did between the Pine Grove meeting and the vote last November.
Mike Scott Seeks Reelection as Manzanita MayorI am announcing today my candidacy for another term as Mayor of Manzanita.While we are fortunate to live in a great community in a beautiful part of the world we must acknowledge that we face some serious challenges.We continue to be in a global pandemic with the economic chaos that goes with it. As we move into a reopening phase we must acknowledge that this emergency is likely to continue into next year.I have the experience needed to lead the community through the next few difficult years.I have local experience in both non-profits and local government, including:- Eight years on the Rinehart Clinic board and two years as president- Service on the board of The Riverbend Players- I currently serve on the Tillamook County budget committee- I previously served eight years on the Manzanita City Council, three years on the Manzanita Planning Commission and chaired the Manzanita Safety Committee.And most recently, I led our community through a 72-day state of emergency during the COVID-19 pandemic.I also will do everything in my power to facilitate a community-wide process that leads to the design and construction of essential new city facilities that are built in a timely, civil and fiscally responsible manner.I have learned a great deal as a member of the Council and as Mayor and I will apply that experience to keep Manzanita a great community.I ask for your vote in November.
Posted by David Dillon on Friday, June 19, 2020
Mike Scott Seeks Reelection as Manzanita Mayor
I am announcing today my candidacy for another term as Mayor of Manzanita.
While we are fortunate to live in a great community in a beautiful part of the world we must acknowledge that we face some serious challenges.
We continue to be in a global pandemic with the economic chaos that goes with it. As we move into a reopening phase we must acknowledge that this emergency is likely to continue into next year.
I have the experience needed to lead the community through the next few difficult years.
I have local experience in both non-profits and local government, including:
– Eight years on the Rinehart Clinic board and two years as president
– Service on the board of The Riverbend Players
– I currently serve on the Tillamook County budget committee
– I previously served eight years on the Manzanita City Council, three years on the Manzanita Planning Commission and chaired the Manzanita Safety Committee.
And most recently, I led our community through a 72-day state of emergency during the COVID-19 pandemic.
I also will do everything in my power to facilitate a community-wide process that leads to the design and construction of essential new city facilities that are built in a timely, civil and fiscally responsible manner.
I have learned a great deal as a member of the Council and as Mayor and I will apply that experience to keep Manzanita a great community.
I ask for your vote in November.
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