While federal and state contests see most of the electoral drama each November, it’s the local electeds
that impact our lives the most each day. For our county, it’s a three member Board of Commissioners
that do the governing, and for the City, it’s the Mayor and a nine member City Council.
This year, two of the three County Commission positions are up for grabs. Vying for position 2 are
incumbent Xan Augerot, a Democrat – and her challengers are Pacific Green Progressive candidate Mike
Beilstein, and Republican Tom Cordier. For position 3, longtime incumbent Annabelle Jaramillo has
chose not to seek another term, and three candidate are vying for the seat: Democrat Nancy Wyse,
Republican John E. Sarna, and Libertarian Cody Serdar. These are four year terms, and position 1 doesn’t
come up for a vote again until 2022.
For the City Council, all nine wards come up for a vote every two years – Ward 7 being the only one
contested this cycle – incumbent Paul W. Schaffer faces challenger Nic Bowman. The Mayor’s seat won’t
come up again until 2022. City races are non-partisan.
CITYSPEAK DEBATES SLATED, TUESDAY, OCT. 13
County Commissioner, Position 2 starts at 6:30 pm
County Commissioner, Position 3 starts at 7:10 pm
City Council, Ward 7 starts 7:50 pm
Live on The Corvallis Advocate’s website or Facebook page, most of the time is scheduled for questions
from the public. Viewers can submit questions – before or during the debates – on The Advocate’s social
media posts of the event, including the live Facebook feed, or they can email
CitySpeak forums are co-presented by the City Club of Corvallis and The Corvallis Advocate. These
debates are sponsored by First Alternative Natural Foods Co-op and Peak Sports.