Preliminary Results for Nov. 8 General Election


November 17 - With the latest count of postmarked ballots released by Lane County on Nov. 15, the field narrows to projected winners and decided measures in this year’s Nov. 8 General Election. In the local races, the City of Cottage Grove is projected to swear in a new mayor and Creswell has re-elected its incumbent mayor.

In North Douglas County, the City of Drain has reelected its interim mayor and Yoncalla will now have a new city official as mayor. Statewide, Oregon will have a new governor in January and the passing of Measures 111 (Health Care), 112 (Slavery Language), 113 (Walkouts) and 114 (Firearms).

Also passing were the measures for South Lane County Fire and Rescue’s renewal of a levy at the rate of 0.47 per $1,000 of assessed value at 56.5% to continue funding paramedic ambulance services out of Cottage Grove and Creswell fire stations. A Lane County Parks levy also passed, creating dedicated funding for parks maintenance and projects.

This week, Charlie Conrad announced victory in the election for State Representative – HD 12, representing Cottage Grove, Coburg, Junction City, Marcola, Oakridge, Lowell, Pleasant Hill, Creswell and portions of Eugene.

“Thank you for your vote and trusting me to represent HD 12 in Salem,” he said, continuing, “I look forward to representing all residents of HD 12 and ensuring every voice is heard.”
At 62% voter turnout, based on nearly 3 million active registered voters throughout the state, 1,858,437 postmarked ballots have been counted as of Tuesday, leaving only the remaining ballots with missing signatures or signature discrepancies to be count before election officials certify the general election on Dec. 5, 2022.

Locally, ballots counted in Lane County as of Nov. 15 stands at 180,956 postmarked ballots with approximately 2,500 ballots still waiting to be counted.
Ballots with signature discrepancies and missing signature challenges that may be cured by election officials range at approximately 3,500. Approximately 700 remaining outstanding ballots from the Uniformed And Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act, adjudication, manual batches, Oregon Motor Voter challenges, etc., are yet to be counted, according to Lane County.

Although election results have not been finalized, below is a list of projected winners. Many local races are close, and while few officials posted wide enough margins to call the race, the next official results for cured ballots will be posted on, Friday, Nov. 18, to lanecountyor.gov/Elections/ and then again on Nov. 30, before the final results are certified in December.

Lane County local highlights

City of Cottage Grove Mayor

Candace Lamb Solesbee 2095 (projected winner)

Jeff Gowing 1803

Write-in — — 16

Total — 3914

City of Cottage Grove Councilor Ward 1

Chalice Savage 1726 (projected winner)

Donald Morris 1557

Write-in — 28

Total — 3311

City of Cottage Grove Councilor Ward 3

Dana Merryday 1823

Chris Holloman 1752

Write-in — 22

Total — 3597

City of Cottage Grove Councilor At-Large

Mike Fleck 1795 (projected winner)

Darrel D Wilson 1135

Robert D Kidder 425

Write-in — 34

Total — 3389

City of Creswell Mayor

Dave Stram 1762 (projected winner)

Jane Vincent 397

Write-in — 26

Total — 2185

City of Creswell Councilor

Alonzo Costilla 1358 (projected winner)

Write-in — 507

Total — 1865

20-332 City of Cottage Grove psilocybin ban

Yes 2121 (projected winner)

No 1936

Total — 4057


20-339 City of Creswell psilocybin ban

Yes 1524 (projected winner)

No 873

Total — 2397

20-338 South Lane Fire & Rescue levy renewal

Yes 7224 (projected winner)

No 5552

Total — 12776


20-335 County parks levy

Yes 104387 (projected winner)

No 69306

Total — 173693


North Douglas regional highlights

City of Drain, Mayor

Erin Sparhawk 245 (projected winner)

Write-in — 12

Total — 257

City of Drain, Councilor, Position 2

Kevin VanPelt 205 (projected winner)

Write-in — 10

Total — 215

City of Drain, Councilor, Position 4

Aaron Lymath 219 (projected winner)

Write-in — 10

Total — 229

City of Elkton, Councilor

Sandra Galli 57

Kim Moore 64

Joan Smith 58

Write-in — 6

Total — 185


City of
Yoncalla, Mayor

Kathleen Wertz 247

Write-in — 20

Total — 267

City of Yoncalla, Councilor, Position 1

Gene Vroman 228

Write-in — 26

Total — 254

City of Yoncalla, Councilor, Position 3

Harold Gilpin 236

Write-in — 22

Total — 258


State highlights


US Senator

Ron Wyden 107653 (projected winner)

Jo Rae Perkins 64098

Chris Henry 3009

Dan Pulju 2289

Write-in — 239

Total — 177288

US Rep., 4th District

Val Hoyle 99479 (projected winner)

Alek Skarlatos 67444

Levi Leatherberry 4376

Jim Howard 2888

Mike Beilstein 2858

Write-in — 208

Total — 177253

Oregon Governor

Tina Kotek 93395 (projected winner)

Christine Drazan 70358

Betsy Johnson 13414

R Leon Noble 757

Donice Noelle Smith 753

Write-in — 215

Total — 178892

State Sen., 4th District

Floyd Prozanski 42118 (projected winner)

Eric Pinnell 8975

Write-in — 362

Total — 51455

State Sen., 6th District

Cedric R Hayden 20557 (projected winner)

Ashley Pelton 14589

Write-in — 39

Total — 35185

State Sen., 7th District

James I Manning Jr 41110 (projected winner)

Raquel M Ivie 22528

Write-in — 213

Total — 63851

State Rep., 7th District

John Lively 14723 (projected winner)

Alan Stout 13580

Write-in — 172

Total — 28475

State Rep., 8th District

Paul R Holvey 24025 (projected winner)

Michael F Moore 4263

Write-in — 66

Total — 28354

State Rep., 9th District

Boomer Wright 7404 (projected winner)

Jerry Rust 5997

Write-in — 10

Total — 13411
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