The Democratic Party of Lane County held a pancake breakfast this morning as a fundraiser and campaign event for the May 16th election. The food was great, and we got to hear from many of the candidates running for 4J and Lane Community College school board positions. It seems like there are some really good candidates and that we will have the good problem of having to choose between multiple qualified Democrats. Mayor Vinis, Councilor Zalenka, and Phil Carasco also spoke, including encouraging democrats in Ward 4 to run for George Poling’s seat. They said that George Poling was a democrat?? but recommending a republican to take over his seat?? I will certainly be checking in with people to see if they can apply.