|Mayor of Eugene|
|Assumed office |
January 9, 2017
|Preceded by||Kitty Piercy|
|Born||1952/1953 (age 69–70)|
|Spouse||Lawrence Vinis (died 2008)|
Lucy Vinis (born 1952/53) is an American politician. She was elected mayor of Eugene, Oregon, in 2016, and started her term in January 2017.
Vinis is a graduate of Kenyon College in Ohio and earned master's degrees from the University of Maryland and the University of Michigan.
Her position as mayor of Eugene is her first time in public office. She is a member of the Democratic Party.
During the May 2020 George Floyd protests in Eugene, the city's police injured a reporter from the Eugene Weekly who was documenting the demonstrations, who in turn filed a lawsuit against the city. Subsequently, six protestors also sued the City and the Eugene Police Department for gassing, shooting them with rubber bullets, and arresting them in a way that allegedly violated their civil rights.
On July 27, 2020, after the Eugene City Council deadlocked at 4-4 on a vote to refer a measure allowing STAR voting to be used in city elections to the November 2020 ballot, Vinis cast the deciding vote against the referral.
Vinis has lived in Eugene since 1991. She has worked for non-profit organizations in Eugene, including EarthShare of Oregon, Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides, and ShelterCare.
|Eugene, Oregon Mayor Primary Election, May 17, 2016|
|Non-Partisan||Stefan G. Strek||1,003||1.88|
|Eugene, Oregon Mayor Primary Election, May 19, 2020|
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