By News-Register staff • 

Wharff to be county's next assessor

Derrick Wharff, running for Yamhill County Assessor, has won in a landslide

With about 95 percent of votes counted, Wharff,  chief appraiser in the Yamhill County Assessor's office, is ahead of challenger Jeanie Sandall, with 12,528 votes, or 60.7 percent.

Sandall, a former county appraiser who quit the office in 2010, has 8,090 votes, or 39.2 percent.

Wharff is a former banker who joined the assessor's office in 2012. He will take over for Scott Maytubby, who is stepping down after after eight years at the helm.