Committed, Proven, Smarter Leadership in Eugene, Oregon
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I'm proud to be a lifelong Eugenean since moving from Japan at age 1.5.
Our community is special. We intelligent, hard-working, creative, tenacious, and family-centered Eugeneans are ALWAYS proud to reject nonsense.
That's why I'm running to boldly fix our leadership crisis on the Eugene City Council.
I cannot simply vote for the same Mayor again... while our climate, affordable housing, schools, and mental health are in serious decline.
I have the bold vision and leadership credentials needed to enact change.
I am the right person to build on the slow progress of the last four years,
and return us to a safe, clean, inclusive Eugene that we can all be proud of.
Please vote Thomas Hiura on May EIGHTEENTH, 2020!
We have to embrace our common humanity if we want our county government to move forward.
We must always remember to treat our most vulnerable humanely. That has not been happening, under the status quo.
We can no longer let bad leadership slide.
Lane County has innumerable crises that must be called out, focused on, and solved.
I have a long history of speaking truth to power.
I love calling out what's wrong in the status quo.
Oregon State Rep: $22,000/yr (2 yr term)
Eugene Mayor: $24,000/yr (4 yr term)
County Commissioner: $87,000/yr! (4 yr term)
This is pure BS, and they keep voting it up. Legislating IS a part-time job -- we want our reps at home more than in Salem.
But EXECUTIVE leaders should be full-time and FINALLY be accountable to #DoingTheDamnJob full-time.
THIS would be better: State Reps make half the Oregon median income ($30,106). Mayors are rightfully compensated full-time, FINALLY allowing low-income people to lead Eugene ($42,715). And our five County Commissioners should be paid $50,000 and stop voting up their salary. We'd still be guaranteeing them 0.2 MILLION dollars per election they win.
Elect me, as a referendum on County Commissioner greed and truancy.
Under my proposal, these three representatives you elect would make a total of $10,179 less of your hard-earned money, annually.
I'm Thomas Jeffery Hiura, I use all gender pronouns, and it would be an honor to earn your vote in May.
I'm a bellhop in downtown Eugene. I've been an Ivy League student-teacher of American government in NYC, a resident of River Road since 1995, a touring musician, and an advocate for kindness and humanity in our North Eugene community for over eight years.
It's time to break out the red pen on the Eugene City Council. They're in need of Tough Truths.
Until they represent ALL of us properly, I'll gladly show up to their meetings and give them the bad grades they've unfortunately earned.
Education, Mental Health, Climate, Housing, and Art!
Details are being added to the page tabs -- some are briefly laid out in the "Issues" album at https://instagram.com/hiura2020
By the end of October 2019, I will have comprehensive plans and achievable goals for all five of these issues.
My goal is to affect change in the untapped ways a committed Mayor can, without wildly increasing YOUR tax burden and mine.
We're not Multnomah County, where our Portland-focused state government tends to pay most attention.
We can do so much more for our businesses, builders, and job creators.
As a recipient of the Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce's Future First Citizen Award, I was named a future business leader in 2011.
After years producing music and audio/visual content in the private sector, I've also developed a business plan for a Hip-Hop Ramen Shop!
While I believe deeply in regulations which protect our climate and safety, I am frustrated that Lane County has become so tough for small business owners. It's short-sighted, foolish, and does little to help anyone.
An upcoming essay about the future, and about the legacy of our previous 39 community leaders.
I think it would be a GOOD thing to elect someone who would be different than the typical mold.
Maurie Jacobs Park
We invite you to listen to paint, write a poem, or just enjoy the good vibes!
Kyran Johnson will be playing sweet music on his ukulele!
At 7pm, it will be livestreaming at instagram.com/hiura2020.
Maurie Jacobs Park