Occupation: Business Consultant
Occupational Background: President SWL Consulting Inc, Small Business Owner, VP/Commercial Lender West Coast Bank
Educational Background: University of Texas (Arlington); Northwest Christian College
Prior Governmental Experience: Springfield Mayor since 2000; Springfield City Councilor, Ward 4, 1998- 2000; Lane Regional Air Pollution Authority Board; Metro Policy Committee Board; CVALCO; Lane Council of Governments Board of Directors; Oregon Domestic Preparedness Work Group; Governor's Transportation Governance and Transportation Vision Committee; Chair, League of Oregon Cities Transportation Committee
Sid Knows Springfield and Springfield Knows Sid
"It has been the great honor of my life serving the people of Springfield as Mayor for 10 years. Springfield is where I've raised my family. It's where my heart is. As your County Commissioner, I can take what I've learned and serve the people of Springfield where they need my efforts the most - fixing Lane County."
"The county has many challenges. It's time to bring solutions to the county that will produce the kind of success we've seen in Springfield over the last several years."
FIXING Public Safety
"Faced with public safety challenges, the people of Springfield created another solution. Just look at our brand new justice center. The people of Springfield know how to get things done - and that building is standing proof."
CREATING Jobs and STRENGTHENING the Economy
"After 13 years of volunteer service to the people of Springfield, I can tell you this, I understand what it takes to effectively generate jobs. In Springfield, we've done it. All you have to do is look around at the new businesses coming to Springfield in the last few years to see the results."
LEADING by Bringing People Together
"I am the only candidate who has run a business and a government. I know that helping these two entities work together serves the people of our community. That "Team Springfield" approach is what I intend to bring to Lane County as your Commissioner."
(This information furnished by Friends of Sid Leiken.)