Senator James Ivory Manning,Jr.–I like the sound of that. by Pat Farr

Friday, December 16th, 2016
Senator James I. Mannng Jr.

Senator James I. Mannng Jr.

SENATOR JAMES IVORY MANNING Jr…that has a good sound! But far beyond that it reminds me that a highly qualified public servant with a long history of caring for the well-being of children, women and men–not only here but across the nation and around the world, is now the first black man to represent Lane County in the Oregon Legislature.

When summing up my myriad reasons for amending the nominating motion made by Commissioner Jay Bozievich (which had been to nominate Val Hoyle) to read, “James Manning” instead, I found myself in trouble trying to limit my number of words.

I was thankful that the Register-Guard, in an article this morning (December 16, 2016), helped me out:

“Manning brings to the Legislature a record of military service — he is an Army veteran — as well as extensive public service in Lane County, including with the Bethel School District, the Pearl Buck Center, the Eugene Police Commission, the Eugene Water & Electric Board and a homeless task force. He also chairs the Oregon Commission on Black Affairs and co-founded the Oregon Black Education Foundation to help needy students.

“Commissioner Pat Farr suggested more diversity in the state Legislature would be a good thing, noting that Manning, if chosen, would be Lane County’s first black legislator.

“Commissioner Jay Bozievich took exception to this, saying that race would be “a really bad decision point” and that the commissioners should be “color blind.” In saying this, Bozievich is ignoring reality, and also doing Manning a bit of a disservice.”

I am proudly standing with retired Sergeant Major James Manning, Brigadier General Norm Hoffman and a military piper at a ceremony honoring veterans in November, 2016

I am proudly standing with retired Sergeant Major James Manning, Brigadier General Norm Hoffman and a military piper at a ceremony honoring veterans in November, 2016

To read the entire Register Guard article Go here…

 

Recent Eugene Area Net Partisan Swing Margins

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

Partisan swing margins in recent Lane County contests can be seen here.

Recent Co. Comm. Vote Percentages

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

Recent Lane County Commissioner vote percentages can be seen here.

West Lane Co. Comm. May 2014 Predictive Tracking Results

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Adjusted ballot percentages for the West Lane County Commissioner race can be seen here.

West Lane Co. Comm. May 2014 Tracking

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Ballot tracking in the West Lane County Commissioner race can be seen here.

Net Favorables Trend: West Lane 2014 Co. Comm. Race

Friday, July 11th, 2014

The net favorability trend in the final few weeks of the West Lane County Commissioner race can be seen here.

Net Partisan Swing 2014 Lane Co. Comm. Contests

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

The net partisan swing in each 2014 Lane County Commissioner contest can be seen here.

West Lane Co. Comm. District Vote By Region

Friday, July 4th, 2014

Commissioner Bozievich’s vote percentage by region can be seen here.

West Lane Hard Name ID Trend

Monday, June 16th, 2014

The hard name ID trend in the West Lane County Commissioner race can be seen here.

West Lane Name Identification Trend

Friday, June 13th, 2014

The name ID trend in the West Lane County Commissioner race can be seen here.