By News-Register staff • 

Paulsen leading pack in Lafayette

 Updated 2 a.m., new numbers don't change expected results.

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In Lafayette, where nine candidates are vying for four seats on the council, early morning returns showed  incumbent Kayla Paulsen well out ahead of the pack with 20.1% of the vote, 805 votes in the 1:37 a.m. returns.

Paulsen was followed by political newcomer James Drebin, who at 536 votes had 13.39%, and planning commissioner Lee Gilgan, with 499 votes, and 12.46%. In fourth was political newcomer Hilary Malcomson, with 484 votes or 12.9%.

The four top vote-getters will be seated.

They were trailed, in order, by Gregory Goularte at 11.46%, Jeremy Rametes, at 9.19%, Doreen VanTyne at 7.87%, Tracy Luttrell, at 5.92% and Jeffrey Olson, at 4.67%.

Wade Witherspoon, running unopposed for mayor, had 94.62% of the vote. Incumbent Marie Sproul is not running for re-election.

Witherspoon has served on the council for the last four years, and has also served in the past on the Newberg City Council.

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