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Election 2014

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It’s going to a recount

Pope leads Jaffer by slimmest of margins for commissioner seat

The long-awaited outcome of the Polk County Board of Commissioner Position No. 2 race may finally be resolved.

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Polk Board of Commissioners race headed to recount

The race widened, but not by much, and certainly not enough to declare a winner without a recount.

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BOC race a nail-biter

Incumbent Pope has two-vote lead on challenger Jaffer

The race for Polk County commissioner, Position No. 2, between incumbent Craig Pope and challenger Danny Jaffer is still up in the air as they sit in a virtual tie — separated by only two votes — as of Tuesday morning.

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Local school measures gain approval in Dallas, Falls City

Local schools received good news on Election Night: voters in Dallas approved a bond for building maintenance and Falls City supported a levy for operations.

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*Independence councilors keep seats*Wolfe re-elected as county sheriff*Not all PSWCD board seats filled*Legislators earn re-election nod*Election analysis discussion on tap

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Evans taking over House seat

Democrat Paul Evans of Monmouth will represent the district in Salem’s Capitol starting in January.

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Falls City has new mayor in Ungricht

Challenger Terry Ungricht, who currently serves on the Falls City City Council, defeated incumbent Amy Houghtaling and challenger Jim Partridge in the Nov. 4 general election.

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Johnson newly elected to Monmouth board

Royal Johnson will take a seat on the Monmouth City Council in January after winning one of three spots during the 2014 general election on Nov. 4.

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Charter update requests OK'd in two communities

One was a squeaker, but voters in Falls City and Dallas approved new city charters on Election Night.

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Two new members join Dallas City Council

The Dallas City Council will have two new faces come January.

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Election results available online

Official local election results have been posted online.

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Election results to be posted


Local results from the Nov. 4 vote-by-mail general election in Polk County will be available Tuesday night via three sources.

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Election board keeps watchful eye

Group preps ballots for counting

Tuesday morning, the three women who make up the election board arrived to begin the real work.

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Ballots are due Tuesday

Polk County Sheriff Robert (Bob) Wolfe is unopposed this election

Registered voters in Polk County have until 8 p.m. Tuesday to return their ballots for the Nov. 4 vote-by-mail general election*Polk County Sheriff Robert (Bob) Wolfe is unopposed in his re-election bid*Polk County election Drop Sites

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Shortage of candidates

Two PSWCD positions have no one seeking office

However the Tuesday general election turns out, two seats will remain vacant on the Polk Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Directors, according to Oregon State Statute.

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Trio seeks leadership post in Falls City

Incumbent Houghtaling being challenged by councilman Ungricht, Partridge to be mayor

Voters in Falls City have three very distinct candidates to choose from when selecting who will be elected mayor during November’s general election.

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*Marvin Sannes*Kurt Schrader*Tootie Smith*Danile K. Sousa*Raymond Baldwin

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Board of Commissioners race draws familiar foes

Polk county Commissioner, Position 2 candidates and Your Ballot

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Monmouth and Independence mayor and council candidates

About the candidates

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Dallas council race draws large field

Eight candidates are running for four seats: Incumbents Jim Fairchild and Jackie Lawson, and challengers Micky L. Garus, Bill Hahn, Joe Koubek, Kenneth S. Mayer, Steve Pickering and Paul K. Trahan. Mayor Brian Dalton is also running for re-election, but unopposed .

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HD 23 race gets interesting

Write-in candidate adds to already intense campaign season

Now, add another wrinkle: Thompson is back in the race, this time as a write-in candidate.

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Falls City SD levy would pay for school activities

The five-year levy amount of $1.25 per $1,000 of assessed value on properties would not increase taxes, but maintain rates that have been in place since 2006.

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Bond would continue upgrades

Dallas School District seeks money for building repairs, improvements

Aging roofs, less-than-optimal security systems, and inefficient use of classroom space also are issues in Dallas schools.

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House race campaign turns ugly

Oregon State House of Representatives, District 20 -- Paul Evans & Kathy Goss

The race between Republican Kathy Goss and Democrat Paul Evans for House District 20 has been heating up.


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