Lincoln City Councilor Dick Anderson Files to Run for Oregon Senate District 5
Central Coast District Includes Coos Bay, Lincoln City, Newport
Lincoln City, Ore. – Former Lincoln City Mayor and current Lincoln City Councilor Dick Anderson filed on Thursday to represent Senate District 5 in the Oregon Senate, encompassing the Central Coast communities of Coos Bay, Reedsport, Florence, Newport, Lincoln City, and parts of Tillamook.
“I’ve spent the last decade listening to and working alongside my neighbors on the coast to improve the quality of life in our community,” explained Anderson. “The Central Coast needs a bold leader who will work across the aisle to grow an economy that provides good jobs for local families.”
Anderson was elected to the Lincoln City Council in 2009 before winning his race for Lincoln City Mayor in 2010. After his service as Mayor he was appointed to serve another term on the City Council, where he currently channels his passion for serving his community. Dick was honored to be named Lincoln City Man of the Year in 2014. Anderson has focused his service to Lincoln County on strengthening education, increasing affordable housing, making highways safer and improving access to medical services and facilities for Coastal residents.
“Salem is out of touch with the challenges and opportunities we face daily on the Oregon Coast,” said Anderson. “Elected officials talk about creating jobs and prioritizing education, but take actions that threaten our coastal economy and consistently underfund education. The Oregon Coast deserves a Senator willing stand up to Portland special interests and face these challenges head-on.”
Dick and his wife Sue live in Lincoln City. They have been married 46 years and enjoy their family of two children and five grandchildren. For more information about Dick and his campaign, visit www.dickandersonfororegon.com or find him on Facebook at facebook.com/dickandersonfororegon.