Pat Farr, Commissioner - District 4 North Eugene

Pat Farr
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Lane County Public Service Building
125 East 8th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97401
(541) 682-4203
(541) 682-4616 FAX
Office Hours
By Appointment 
Monday - Friday

Current Term Ends
December 31, 2024

Pat Farr

Personal Background:

Pat Farr moved from Sheffield, England at age 10 to Tillamook County, Oregon. He graduated from Tillamook High School in 1972 and moved to Eugene in 1973 to attend the University of Oregon. He met his wife Debi that year. 

They were married in 1975 and have three children, all graduates of Willamette High School: Patrick Jr. has a Master of Arts in Philosophy from University of Arizona and lives with his wife Yolanda in Tucson; Evan has a PhD in Government from University of Virginia and lives with his wife in Charlottesville and Hayley, having studied zoology at Oregon State University, lives in San Francisco. 

He served in the Oregon Army National Guard for six years. He was assigned to A, B and C Companies and Headquarters of the 2nd Battalion of the 162nd Regiment, 41st Brigade, 7th Light Infantry Division, US Army.

Professional Background:

Merchandise Manager, Sales Manager, Human Resource Director, Jerry's Home Improvement Center
General Manager, all in One True Value Hardware Stores
General Manager, Gray's Garden Centers
Executive Director, FOOD for Lane County
Platoon Leader, Company Commander, Oregon Army National Guard

Civic and Community Service:

Representative, Oregon House of Representatives, House District 14, 2003-4
Eugene City Council, Ward 6, 1995-2003, 2011-2012
Bethel School Board, 1993-1995
Oregon Food Bank, Board of Directors
Oregon Hunger Relief Task force
Oregon Commission on Child Care
Member, Oregon House Revenue Committee
Member, Oregon Interim Joint Committee on Tax Reform
Vice-Chair, Oregon House Education Committee
Member, Lane County Human Services Commission
Member, Intergovernmental Housing Policy Board
SELCO Board of Directors

Special Interests and Concerns:

Homelessness and housing
Food security
Youth and education
Transportation infrastructure
Land use