By News-Register staff • 

Final counts have Primozich, Svenson and Weidner elected

Final unofficial returns, subject only to the counting of a smattering of local ballots dropped off in other counties, have Stan Primozich replacing Kathy George as county commissioner, Capt. Tim Svenson replacement Jack Crabtree as county sheriff and Jim Weidner returning in House District 24 for a fourth term.

District 24 includes a small, rural slice of southern Washington County, which does not expect to complete its  count until this afternoon, but Weidner has been maintaining a lead in Washington County as well as Yamhill.

The sheriff's race ended up the tightest, with Svenson edging forest patrol deputy Tim Casey 16,569 or 50.4 percent to 16,327 or 49.6 percent. That's close, but not close enough to trigger an automatic recount, and there were not enough stray votes outstanding to nearly bridge the gap.

Primozich prevailed over Sal Peralta 15,889 or 52.5 percent to 14,367 or 47.5 percent in the commissione's race. Weidner was turning back Democratic challenger Ken Moore 11,261 or 52.9 percent to 10,021 or 47.1 percent.

For Yamhill County's final unofficial tally, reflecting 70.7 percent turnout, click here.

Making local headlines during initial ballot counting:

County trends more conservative than state

Jeffries, Ruden out front

Primozich tops Peralta in early returns

Early returns break for Svenson

Weidner takes narrow lead

McMinnville passing street bond

Early returns break for Svenson

Chehalem pool bond passing

Sheridan measures winning big

Thatcher moving to Senate

Here are unofficial returns for state and local balloting on candidates and measures. Numbers are from The Associated Press and the Yamhill County Clerk's Office. Candidates who were unopposed are not listed.

CANDIDATES

FEDERAL

Senate

James Leuenberger, 21,254, 1.68%
Christina Lugo-PG, 2,6330, 2.08%
*Jeff Merkley-D, 69,3141, 54.80%
Mike Montchalin-L, 38,521, 3.05%
Monica Wehby-R, 480,053, 37.96%

Congress, 1st District

*Suzanne Bonamici-D, 125,900, 58.20%
James Foster-L 8453 3.91%
Steven Reynolds-PG 8204 3.79%
Jason Yates-R 73357 33.91%

STATE

Governor

Aaron Auer-C, 13,975, 1.10%
Paul Grad-L, 18,380, 1.44%
*John Kitzhaber-D, 620,862, 49.79%
Jason Levin-G, 24,054, 1.89%
Dennis Richardson-R, 578,324, 45.45%

State House 23

Wanda Davis-D, 9,711, 37.17%
*Mike Nearman-R, 14,207, 54.38%
Alex Polikoff-PG, 1,244, 4.76%
Mark Karnowski-L, 508, 1.94%
Jim Thompson-R, 456, 1.75%

State House 24

Ken Moore-D, 10,021, 47.09%
*Jim Weidner-R, 11,261, 52.91%
Kohler Johnson-L, 601, 2.82%

State House 25

Chuck Lee-I, 9,313, 43.20%
*Bill Post-,R 12,243, 56.80%
Josh Smith, 690, 3.20%

State Senate 13

Ryan Howard-D, 16,399, 41.09%
*Kim Thatcher-R, 23,509, 58.91%

COUNTY

County Commission, Position 1

Sal Peralta, 14,367, 47.48%
*Stan Primozich, 15,889, 52.52%

County Sheriff

Tim Casey, 16,327, 49.63%
*Tim Svenson, 16,569, 50.37%

MCMINNVILLE

City Council, Ward 1

James Galbreath 315 22.89%
*Kevin Jeffries 1124 78.11%

City Council, Ward 2

Zach Geary, 804, 44.67%
*Alan Ruden, 996, 55.33%

CARLTON

City Council (top 3)

Scott Chitwood, 484, 39.90%
Gwen Jernstedt, 369, 30.42%
Karen Lind, 360, 29.68%
Shirley Ward-Mullen, 437, 36.03%

LAFAYETTE

Mayor

*Chris Pagella, 696, 71.53%
Kristin Ruiz, 277, 28.47%

NEWBERG

City Council, Position 2

Sarah Grider, 2,591, 45.84%
*Stephen McKiney, 3,061, 54.16%

WILLAMINA

Mayor

*Ila Skyberg, 320, 65.44%
Roy Whitman, 169, 34.56%

MEASURES

STATE

Measure 86 (post-secondary ed. funding)
Yes, 514,975, 41.39%
*No, 729,296, 58.61%

Measure 87 (other employment judges)
*Yes, 698,272, 56.78%
No, 531,557, 43.22%

Measure 88 (driver cards for immigrants)
Yes, 419,934, 32.58%
*No, 868,88,3 67.42%

Measure 89 (equal rights amendment)
*Yes, 787,12,2 63.14%
N,o 459,455, 36.86%

Measure 90 (open primary elections)
Yes, 399,525, 31.88%
*No, 853,836, 68.12%

Measure 91 (marijuana legalization)
*Yes, 715,180, 54.79%
No, 590,197, 45.21%

Measure 92 (GMO labeling)
Yes, 637,481, 48.98%
*No, 663,954, 51.02%

MCMINNVILLE

Measure 36-165 (transportation bond)
*Yes 5576 55.08%
No 4548 44.92%

CARLTON

Measure 36-169 (swimming pool bond)
Yes, 394, 48.23%
*No, 423, 51.77%

NEWBERG

Measure 36-171 (0.5 acre annexation)
*Yes,5,674, 77.91%
N,o 1,609, 22.09

Measure 36-172 (3.3 acre annexation)
*Yes,5438 75.86%
No 1930 24.14%

CHEHALEM PARKS

Measure 36-170 (swimming pool bond)
*Yes 8027 62.82%
No 4751 37.18%

SHERIDAN

Measure 36-166 (vacant building fee)
Yes 802 71.29%
No 323 26.27%

Measure 36-167 (utility NSF charges)
Yes 842 73.73%
No 300 26.27%

Measure 36-168 (yearly vote on fees)
Yes 915 81.26%
No 211 18.74%

* - winner
C - Constitution
D - Democrat
I - Independent
L - Libertarian
PG - Pacific Green
R - Republican

 

Comments

OntheIsland

As expected, results for the McMinnville City Council elections are not yet listed on the county's election results page. The News-Register reported that there would be a delay on results due to the multi-ward ballot snafu.

Does the N-R know WHEN the results will likely be available? Tonight, tomorrow, several days from now?

sbagwell

We've got some numbers now. Will be posting a story within a matter of minutes.

Looks like Ruden and Jeffries have won re-election.

Steve Bagwell, Managing Editor

Express Employment Pros

How up to date are the sheriff's race and county commissioners race are these results? I'm on the county website and they look the same as they did an hour ago how often are they updated? Thanks steve

sbagwell

The clerk's office will only be making three of four computer runs total.
You are looking at the first run, released at 8 p.m. It probably reflects about 55 or 60 percent of the vote, spread evenly across the county. The next run is expected any time, but then, my past experience says that can sometimes stretch into hours.
My personal experience is that any race where the candidates aren't within a 1.5 to 2 point spread is effectively over. It's not going to change.
Steve Bagwell, Managing Editor

Dough

So according to Bagwells theory Stan P. is our new County Commissioner!

sbagwell

Yep. And that makes Svenson our new sheriff, Weidner our continuing state rep.
The second run was just released. And while it adds some votes, it changes nothing. As I predicted, the margins remain unchanged in all of the major races.
The clerk does not yet know how many ballots were cast, so there is no way to tell for sure what percentage have been counted.
My best guess is that we have about 60 percent of the vote in right now, so there are lots of ballots yet to count. However, I'd be very surprised to see significant movement. I think we're going to see more of the same, probably on through the night and into the morning. Steve

Express Employment Pros

How up to date are the sheriff's race and county commissioners race are these results? I'm on the county website and they look the same as they did an hour ago how often are they updated? Thanks steve

Express Employment Pros

Thanks Steve bagwell for jumping in and answering all of the posts tonight

I Am Darren Wilson

Could this be a 'Dewey Defeats Truman' moment for the News Register?

Capt. Tim Svenson replacement Jack Crabtree as county sheriff
The sheriff's race ended up the tightest, with Svenson edging forest patrol deputy Tim Casey 16,569 or 50.4 percent to 16,327 or 49.6 percent. That's close, but not close enough to trigger an automatic recount, and there were not enough stray votes outstanding to nearly bridge the gap.

From my understanding, there was only a 242 vote difference with close to 1,000 votes still not counted or ballots that contained discrepancies.

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