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.
Two days after the election, residents of Myrtle Creek still don’t know who will be their mayor or who will fill Position 4 on the city council. And it’s not because the races are too close to call.
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.