Corvallis Mayor Biff Traber announced today that he will seek a second term, pitting him against four term Ward 2 City Councilor Roen Hogg, who had previously announced.
Traber, in a press release, said he will continue his work with the City Council and city staff to build Corvallis as an exceptional place to live as outlined in the recently adopted Imagine Corvallis 2040 Vision Statement. “I think my track record as an elected official and experience as a business executive, software engineer and community volunteer show my ability to effectively lead the council and the city,” Traber said. “My goal is to help Corvallis continue to thrive as we resolve challenges such as sustainable city finances, insufficient housing inventory, and developing a resilient community of the future.”
Hogg has emphasized general livability issues as of late, and specifically issues concerning downtown.