By Don Iler • News Editor • 

May 20 election certified; no outcomes change

Mary Starrett, who was recently appointed to serve the remainder of Mary Stern’s term, won the race for county commissioner position three with 51.1 percent of the vote. She will take office June 19. 

Starrett’s opponents failed to keep her from achieving a majority and thus avoiding a runoff. Debra Bridges ended up at 37.3 percent and Marc Shelton at 11.6 percent.

In the five way race for county commissioner position one, Sal Peralta will face Stan Primozich in a runoff in November. Peralta received 32.97 percent of the vote and Primozich 22.1 percent.

Newberg resident Brett Veatch won 20.3 percent of the vote, Willamina resident Bill Willis 19.5 percent and Dundee resident David Russ 5.05 percent. 

Prosecutor Ladd Wiles won a circuit court judgeship in a landslide. He notched 65.2 percent of the vote, holding his opponent, defense attorney Mark Lawrence, to 34.8 percent of votes.

In a tight race for Yamhill County sheriff, Capt. Tim Svenson will face Deputy Tim Casey in a November runoff. Svenson claimed 41.3 percent, Casey 38.99 percent and Sgt. Joe Shipley 19.7 percent.

Elections are usually certified a few weeks after the election.

Voters who turned in a ballot without a signature or with a questionable signature have up to 14 days after the election to come in and sign their ballots. Also, ballots dropped off in other counties need to be rounded up for counting.

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