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Democrat Tina Kotek is Oregon’s next governor

Democrat Tina Kotek, the former speaker of the Oregon House, has fended off Republican Christine Drazan and nonaffiliated candidate Betsy Johnson and will be Oregon’s next governor. The Associated Press called the race in Kotek’s favor Thursday evening.

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Golden projected to edge out Sparacino in race for Oregon Senate

State Sen. Jeff Golden (D-Ashland) is projected to win the District 3 Senate race against former Medford Police Chief and current Medford Mayor Randy Sparacino, a Republican. As of Wednesday evening, Golden had accumulated 32,249 votes, or 52%, with Sparacino not far behind at 30,096, or 48%, with more votes, mostly mailed ballots, yet to be tallied.

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Marsh re-elected to Oregon House, looks ahead to new term

State Rep. Pam Marsh, (D-Ashland), retained her Oregon House seat in Tuesday’s election against Republican challenger Sandra Abercrombie. Marsh garnered 22,225 votes (64.18%) of the vote while Abercrombie tallied 12,368 (35.71%) votes as of final election day totals posted Wednesday morning.

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Kotek holds slight lead in Oregon governor’s race

Oregon’s race for governor remained too close to call Wednesday morning. Democrat Tina Kotek held a narrow lead over Republican Christine Drazan. Nonaffiliated candidate Betsy Johnson was in a distant third and conceded shortly after 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. 

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Incumbent Golden holds narrow lead for senate seat

Oregon state senate incumbent Jeff Golden of Ashland held a 4% lead, 52-48%, as of 10 p.m. Tuesday, over Medford Mayor Randy Sparcino. State Rep. Pam Marsh, also of Ashland, held an overwhelming lead of 64 to 36%, in the balloting for District 5.

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Incumbent county commissioners rack up hefty leads

Both Jackson County commissioners running for reelection were well on track to do so according to vote totals last updated at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, on the Oregon Secretary of State’s site. Measure 15-203, which would prohibit psilocybin manufacturing and service center operation in unincorporated areas of the county, was behind by 3%.

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OHRA mission: Moving people from crisis to stability

Options for Helping Residents of Ashland purchased an underutilized Ashland motel and transformed it into The OHRA Center: a year-round low-barrier shelter with 52 rooms for guests; a resource center with a professional staff of six to assist anyone seeking help with rent, jobs, utilities, benefits and more; and a permanent home for the shower trailer.

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