It was primary election day yesterday in Oregon. In two closely-watched races in Wasco County, District Attorney Eric Nisley lost to challenger Matthew Ellis. Unofficial results showed Ellis with 72 percent of the vote. And Wasco County Commissioner Steve Kramer survived a challenge from Marcus Swift. Kramer had 52 percent of the vote and Swift 47 percent. Wasco County Assessor Jill Amery ran unopposed, and voters in The Dalles approved by 65 percent a revision in the city charter that would see all members of The Dalles City Council elected at large rather than from separate districts.
In the State Representative primary for district 59, which includes Wasco County, Arlene Burns, Mayor of Mosier won the Democratic primary with 80 percent of the vote over Tyler Gabriel. Burns will face off this fall against incumbent Republican Dan Bonham, who was running unopposed for the nomination. In Senate District 30, which includes Wasco County, Carina Miller of Warm Springs will represent Democrats in November, challenging incumbent Republican Lynn Findley. And in Senate District 59, which includes part of Wasco County Mildred A. O’Callaghan will be the Democratic nominee against incumbent Republican Bill Hansell who survived a challenge by Garison Lee Alger by taking 81 percent of the vote.
In the race for Hood River County District Attorney, Carrie Rasmussen tallied nearly 59 percent of the vote over Sean Kallery.
In Sherman County, the Justice Court Judge race sees Ron McDermid with nearly 41 percent of the vote over Deanna Christiansen who has 35 percent of the vote.
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