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Calm Before the Storm: Oregon and National Campaigns at Halftime

Monday, April 25, 2016 at 6:30pm to 8:00pm

William W. Knight Law Center, Room 175
1515 Agate Street, Eugene, OR 97403

Join us for a panel discussion featuring a great lineup of political experts:

  • Betsy Boyd, Assoc. VP of Federal Affairs, University of Oregon.
    Before joining UO in 2000, Boyd worked for Congressman Peter DeFazio (D-Springfield) for fourteen years. She serves as a liaison between the university and Oregon’s congressional delegation.
  • Jeff Mapes, Senior Political Reporter, Oregon Public Broadcasting.
    Mapes has been covering Oregon politics since 1984 and reported on numerous legislative sessions and political campaigns at local, state, and federal levels. Part time author, part time avid bike commuter, Mapes published his book, Pedaling Revolution: How Cyclists are Changing American Cities, in 2009
  • Jack Roberts, Oregon Lottery Director.
    Roberts held the position of Oregon’s Commissioner of Labor and Industries from 1995 to 2003. From 2009 to 2013 he wrote in the Oregonian newspaper as a biweekly political column. In October 2013, he was selected to be the director of the Oregon Lottery by Governor John Kitzhaber.
  • Serena Cruz, Executive Director, Virginia Garcia Memorial Foundation.
    As executive director, Cruz oversees the foundation’s activities. Before joining Virginia Garcia, she managed Albina Construction LLC, in which she founded in 2007. She served eight years on the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners for District 2, and at age 31, she was the youngest woman ever elected to Multnomah County government.
Event Type

Lectures & Presentations, Discussion


School of Law, Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics, Public Affairs Speaker Series

Target Audience

All Students, Faculty/Staff, General Public, Families, Alumni




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