Media Page – James Barber in the News

 The Register-Guard – January 27, 2018

Former Eugene City Councilor Tim Laue joins crowded field vying for Gary Williams’ Lane County commissioner seat

The Register-Guard – January 19, 2018

Clean energy would benefit Oregon

Eugene Weekly – January 18, 2018


Imagine: The next breakthrough in clean, renewable energy could be formulating in the minds of a Lane County high schooler right now. What can we do to foster that idea and bring it to reality?

The Torch – January 11, 2018

Turner has also made a name for herself as a motivational speaker, covering topics from the legacy of the Civil Rights movement to gender equality in politics and business. “She is amazing, inspirational and she really knows how to get people excited and engaged,” James Barber, chairman of Lane County’s chapter of Our Revolution, said.

The Register-Guard – January 5, 2018

Our Revolution Lane County is also beginning training for progressives to run for local offices and boards. Not coincidentally, James Barber, the inaugural president of this group, is even running for east Lane County commissioner.

The Register-Guard – January 3, 2018

Lane County voters will have choices in three county commissioner races this spring

Eugene Weekly – December 12, 2017

James Barber, president of Our Revolution Lane County, organized the protest. Barber, who is also running for a Lane County Commissioner position, said, “Internet access should be a public utility.

The Register-Guard – December 10, 2017

In response to a guest viewpoint “Workers in declining industries fed false hopes”:

James Barber: “There is a real, quantifiable benefit to society to a tree that is left standing as opposed to it being cut down, when we consider the cost of climate change … a truckload of logs may be worth about $1,200. The cost of the carbon for that truckload may be $5,500-$70,000. Suddenly that tree is much more valuable by letting it grow.”

Social Advance – October 11, 2017

2018 Election Preview for Eugene-Springfield Voters

Pacific Green Party – October 10, 2017

2018 Election Preview for Eugene-Springfield Voters

The Register-Guard – September 30, 2017

Lane County Commissioner races taking shape as incumbents, challengers file for 2018 election

The Ashland Chronicle – September 1, 2017

Aug 20: Grassroots Event at Emigrant Lake. The day was Smokey! In spite of the haze Sarah Spansail, Colette Pare’-Miller  and James Barber did a spectacular job of welcoming all of us. James Barber of Our Revolution Lane County is also running for commissioner in that county.

The Register-Guard – July 22, 2017

Springfield Forum — 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Monday, Room 101, Springfield Depot, 101 South A St. Free. ­Candidate forum with James Barber, who is running for east Lane County Commissioner. Public invited to question and answer session with Barber. Call 541-746-1651.

350 Eugene – June 13, 2017

Economic Justice – James Barber, Vice President of Grassroots IMPACT, will speak about economic issues facing our rural communities, how our spending habits affect each other’s lives and the local economy, and what we can do about it.

Interviews with Activists for Positive Social Change – April 20, 2017

Principled businessman from an impoverished childhood runs for public office (James Barber)

Cottage Grove Sentinel – April 12, 2017

Interviews for former Lane County Commissioner Faye Stewart’s seat begin today, April 12, with 27 candidates but not all are taking the opportunity as a launching pad for their political careers.

The Register-Guard – April 11, 2017

Board hopefuls move to next step

Interviews to fill the vacant county commissioner spot set for Wednesday

KLCC – April 10, 2017

Board Will Interview 27 Candidates For East Lane Commission Seat

The Register-Guard – April 7, 2017

County seat attracts 27 applicants

The Register-Guard – March 12, 2017

James Barber: “Tell Treasurer Tobias Read that fiduciary duty is not met simply by grabbing the highest short-term dollars that selling the forest would provide. The long-term benefits from the recreational use, sustainably managed harvests, carbon sequestration, wildlife, and other mixed-use opportunities have to be considered when determining fiduciary duty. If we sell this off today, what will we sell off tomorrow to keep these short-term fiduciary expectations satisfied if the only consideration is cash profit?”

Eugene Weekly – February 23, 2017

“A campaign already is coming together to take on County Commissioner Faye Stewart in the May 2018 election.”

ORLC Board of Directors Elections – December 13, 2016

On December 13, we elected our first Board of Directors. These members will serve from December 13th 2016 until December 31st 2017.

President: James Barber

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