Portland voters overwhelmingly say no to fluoride

Fluoride opponents celebrate their victory at the On Deck Sports Bar in Portland, May 21, 2013 (KOIN 6 News)
Fluoride opponents celebrate their victory at the On Deck Sports Bar in Portland, May 21, 2013 (KOIN 6 News)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The city of Portland voters did not approve the measure to add fluoride to the drinking water.

With 100% of the votes tallied in Multnomah County, opponents of the plan garnered 60.69% of the vote. In Clackamas County, the win for opponents of fluoride was narrower: 53-47.

This is the first time in more than 30 years Portland voters weighed in on the fluoride issue.

Records obtained from the Secretary of State’s office show fluoride supporters spent $877,109 on the campaign, while opponents spend $280,704.

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