Election day: Ballots are in, results are out

City of Happy Valley voted to keep funding its police force

Sonya Valdez, left, a volunteer for Citizens For A Better Arizona, joins about a dozen others as they place nearly 300 ballots in a voting ballot box. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Sonya Valdez, left, a volunteer for Citizens For A Better Arizona, joins about a dozen others as they place nearly 300 ballots in a voting ballot box. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Oregon voters submitted their ballots Tuesday and the results from the special election are in.

The City of Happy Valley voted to keep its police force, 82% were in favor and 18% were against.

Many residents said they were concerned voters would turn down the measure, removing funding for the local police department which currently employs 11 full-time officers and one part-time officer.

“This police department is vital,” local parent Katherine Jones previously told KOIN 6 News. “I’ve seen many things happen over the last few years that they have needed to be this quick and close on call.”

The City of Milwaukie chose a new mayor Tuesday night. Mark Gamba won the election with an overwhelming 93.5%.

Four new Portland Public Schools board members were elected:

  • Board member for Zone 1: Julie Esparaza Brown took the spot with 77% of the votes over Andrew E. Davidson with 22%.
  • Board member for Zone 2: Paul D. Anthony took the spot with 52% of the vote. The closest contender was Jose Gonzalez with 27%.
  • Board member for Zone 3: Amy Carlsen Kohnstamm took the spot with 45% of the vote. Behind her was Bobbie Regan with 38%.
  • Board member for Zone 7: Mike Rosen took the spot with 98% of the vote.

A $29 million Clackamas County Fire bond passed to improve safety and service delivery, with 67% of voters saying yes and 33% saying no.

A Reynolds School District bond for $125 million did not pass. Measure 26-164 would have provided upgrades and replacements for school’s security and technology systems. It was a close vote with 50.17% of residents voting against it and 49.83% voting for it.

For a comprehensive look at Oregon’s election results, visit the Secretary of State’s website.

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