ELECTION NIGHT: What it means for Cottage Grove


May 15 marked election night in Oregon with primaries and measures on the ballot. Here are the results for races in or affecting Cottage Grove, Drain and Yoncalla:

East Lane Commission race

Early results showed current East Lane commissioner Gary Williams leading the race for the seat he was appointed to on the Lane County Commission as he was ahead of Heather Buch by less than one percent just after 9 p.m. 

Williams, who was appointed in 2016 after Commissioner Faye Stewart resigned to take a position with the city of Cottage Grove, earned 31.07 percent of the vote. Buch got 30.69 percent.

By 10:30 p.m., Williams and Buch were tied at 31.03 percent.

James Barber (6.85 percent of the vote)

Tim Laue (9.84 percent of the vote)

Kevin Matthews (19.85 percent of the vote)

Frank King (1.42 percent of the vote)

Douglas County

10-162 North Douglas Library District

Yes: 74. 02 percent

No: 25.98 percent

The Mildred Whipple Library closed after the Douglas County Commission voted to shut down the county’s library system due to lack of funds and voters failed to approve a measure that would raise taxes to keep the doors open. The Friends of the Mildred Whipple Library lobbied to have the same 44 cents per $1,000 of assessed value levied in a special tax district that would mirror the school’s district in Drain.

North Douglas Library District Position 1: Anne Campbell (99.33 percent of the vote)

North Douglas Library District Position 2: Valerie Johns (99.31 of the vote)

North Douglas Library District Position 3: Jerri D. Potter (98.62 percent of the vote)

North Douglas Library District Position 4: Dana Brown-Avis (98.59 percent of the vote)

North Douglas Library District Position 5: Becky B. Gerrard (98.59 percent of the vote)

U.S. Representative District 4

Democrat Peter DeFazio (91.57 percent of the vote) will face republican Art Robinson (45.72 percent of the vote) in the general election.

State senate race District 4

Democrat Floyd Prozanski (98.87 percent of the vote) will face republican Scott Rother (98.43 percent of the vote) in the general election.

Governor

Democrat Kate Brown (80.8 percent of the vote), republican Knute Buehler (47.88 percent of the vote) and independent Patrick Starnes (25.72 percent of the vote) will face off in the general election.

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