Voting is underway in Round One of Eugene Weekly’s STAR voting runoff!

Here’s your slate of candidates in the Civics category. Go to to weigh in!


Best Local politician

Emily Semple

Jeff Merkley

Kitty Piercy

Lucy Vinis

Peter DeFazio


Best Local Rabblerouser


Jacob Faatz

Jim Hoffman


Tim Lewis


Best Teacher/Professor

Dan Tichenor, University of Oregon

Daniel Gallo, Sheldon High School

Jason Tracy, Churchill High School

Leah Dunbar and Rena Dunbar, Courageous Conversations

Lee Imonen, Lane Community College


Best Animal advocates

Cascades Raptor Center

Green Hill Humane Society

Luvable Dog Resecue

Northwest Dog Project

S.A.R.A.’s Treasures


Best Nonprofit

FOOD for Lane County

Planned Parenthood

St. Vincent de Paul

Trauma Healing Project

White Bird


Best Park

Alton Baker Park

Amazon Park

Buford/ Mount Pisgah

Hendricks Park

Skinner Butte Park


Best Thing About Eugene

Arts scene/ murals

Bike friendly

Food scene

People /community

Trees / rivers / outdoors


Best Program for the Homeless

Burrito Brigade


Eugene Mission

St. Vincent de Paul

White Bird


Vote here or go here to learn more about STAR voting.