Alek Skarlatos announced Thursday he plans to run for the U.S. House of Representatives seat currently held by Peter DeFazio, D-Springfield.
Incumbents Mark Hendershott and Kat Stone succeeded in their quest to win another term on the Douglas County Transportation District.
Douglas County voters approved three school bond measures, according to preliminary election results released Tuesday evening by the Douglas County Clerk’s Office.
Douglas County Transportation District incumbents Kat Stone and Mark Hendershott will face challengers in the May 21 election.
A truly independent commission should determine where the boundaries of the state legislative and congressional districts should be set after they’re redrawn in 2021, according to the League of Women Voters of Oregon.
The primaries and general elections get a lot of attention in even-numbered years, but a whole host of local boards from schools to fire departments have elections coming up this year.
At the first meeting this month of the new Douglas County Transit District Board, Kat Stone was surprised to discover she was beginning a six-month term instead of a four-year term on the board.
Six weeks after the election, the City of Myrtle Creek knows who will make up its city council next year.
Elkton, which was virtually split down the middle in the 2016 presidential election, was again closely divided in this year’s elections.
Some business owners expressed disappointment and others said they are considering a move to another state after news of Oregon Gov. Kate Brown winning another term.
Voters in Douglas County didn’t get their way in the governor’s race, U.S. congressional election and all but one statewide measure.
Out of a field of 16 candidates, voters had to choose seven to serve on the board of the brand-new Douglas County Transportation District.
Ben Simons has been elected mayor of Yoncalla, defeating Micki Vroman and Amanda Stroud. Simons received 41.2 percent of the vote compared to Vroman’s 22 percent and Stroud’s 34.8 percent, according to unofficial final results released Wednesday morning.
Interim Sen. Dallas Heard, R-Winston, will keep his state Senate seat. In unofficial final results released Wednesday night by the Oregon Secretary of State’s Office, the Republican senator defeated Democratic challenger Shannon Souza of Coos Bay by 64.3 percent to 35.5 percent.
As of Wednesday, the Douglas County Elections Office reported it has received 6,321 ballots back from voters. That’s an 8 percent return so far of the 78,428 ballots the county mailed out last week.
The incumbents are raising a lot more money than their challengers in the legislative races for House Districts 2 and 7 and Senate Districts 1 and 4.