Commissioner Stewart to step down, take job with City of Cottage Grove

Faye Stewart (Photo courtesy Lane County)

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. - Lane County Commissioner Faye Stewart plans to step down after 13 years in office and take a job with the City of Cottage Grove.

Stewart said he will go to work for the City as the director of Public Works and Development.

“This is really a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” said Stewart. “Cottage Grove has been home to my family for generations and the success of its community is incredibly important to me. I am grateful to be able to continue serving this community in a new role.”

Stewart's term on the commission ends in 2019. He faced four challengers for his seat in 2014 but won the seat outright in the primary when he received over 50 percent of the ballots cast.

The Board of Commissioners will discuss April 4 the process for appointing someone to finish Stewart’s term.

Stewart ran unsuccessfully for the GOP nomination to the U.S. Senate in May 2016. Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden won re-election the following November.

Stewart gave the State of the County address in January 2017.

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