Democratic precinct delegates to consider House candidates.
Byline: David Steves The Register-Guard
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Adj. 1. areas will have their say tonight on who should represent their state House district.
Delegates to the House District 8 nomination convention will consider at least five candidates to replace former Rep. Floyd Prozanski: lobbyist Doug Barber A barber (from the Latin barba, "beard") is someone whose occupation is to cut any type of hair, give shaves, and trim beards. In previous times, barbers also performed surgery and dentistry. , state employee Mike Bonner, college student Randy Derrick, union representative Paul Holvey and retired teacher Nancy Rose.
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PRECINCT. committee people living in House District 8 are expected to participate as voting delegates. Election law requires delegates to forward three to five names to the Lane County Board of Commissioners.
In turn, the commissioners have 20 days to pick one of the nominees to fill the rest of Prozanski's term, which ends in January 2005.
Delegates in past years have traditionally forwarded just three names to the commissioners, Lane County Democratic Party Chairwoman Pat Riggs-Henson said.
Each candidate will be given time to make a brief statement at tonight's gathering, she said.
The replacement must be a Democrat because that is Prozanski's party. He resigned last month to accept appointment to a Senate seat vacated by Democrat Tony Corcoran, who quit to accept appointment to a government job.
Candidates had to fill out and submit forms 24 hours before the convention to the Oregon Democratic Party. They also must be registered as Democratic voters for 180 days and residents of House District 8 for one year.
The district includes neighborhoods surrounding the University of Oregon The University of Oregon is a public university located in Eugene, Oregon. The university was founded in 1876, graduating its first class two years later. The University of Oregon is one of 60 members of the Association of American Universities. , as well as rural communities south and west of Eugene. With 47 percent Democratic voter registration Voter registration is the requirement in some democracies for citizens to check in with some central registry before being allowed to vote in elections. An effort to get people to register is known as a voter registration drive. Centralized/compulsory vs. and 25 percent Republican, it is the most heavily Democratic House district outside of Portland.
IN THE RUNNING
Here are the five people who have submitted paperwork as candidates for the House District 8 seat. The nomination convention starts at 6 p.m. today with delegate registration at the Eugene Water & Electric Board offices in Eugene.
Doug Barber: Lobbyist and former Eugene TV journalist
Mike Bonner: State employee and writer
Randy Derrick: UO student and aide to U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden Ronald Lee Wyden (born May 3, 1949) is Oregon's senior United States Senator. He is a member of the Democratic Party. Early career and personal life
Wyden was born in Wichita, Kansas to Edith Rosenow and Peter H.
Paul Holvey: Business representative for United Brotherhood of Carpenters
Nancy Rose: Retired teacher and Democratic Party activist