Early voting turnout puts Washington County at 19.2%, below statewide average

A freshly painted ballot drop box in Forest Grove. Photo: Chas Hundley Ballot returns in Washington County as of 9:09 a.m. Thursday, October 22 numbered 73,803, an amount representing about 19.2% of the total number of registered voters in the county, according to the office of the Oregon Secretary of[Read More…]

Weber, Witt receive nomination from Independent Party of Oregon in legislative races

Suzanne Weber. Photo courtesy of Weber campaign The Independent Party of Oregon (IPO) announced it awarded the group’s nomination for Oregon House District 32 to Tillamook Mayor Suzanne Weber. A press release from Weber’s campaign said the nomination comes “in another nod to (Weber’s) record of nonpartisan accomplishment.” Weber, who[Read More…]

Early election results: No close races for far west Washington County

The May 19 voters’ pamphlet. Photo: Chas Hundley WASHINGTON COUNTY – Early results are in for the May 19 2020 primary.  We’re following a host of races throughout Washington County and the wider region, and we’ll be posting updates throughout the night and morning as they become available.  Up first,[Read More…]

The primaries: A look at Vineeta Lower, candidate for Oregon House District 32

Vineeta Lower. Photo from the Lower campaign HD 32 – It’s a crowded field for the Oregon House of Representatives’ District 32 seat, currently held by Tiffiny Mitchell (D-Astoria) who is stepping down so her husband can pursue a career opportunity in Washington. And as if the coronavirus doesn’t make[Read More…]

The primaries: A look at George Kiepke, candidate for Oregon House District 32

Photo: George Kiepke, courtesy George Kiepke. Coronavirus resources: CDC on the coronavirus, Oregon Health . . . You have reached content available exclusively to Gales Creek Journal digital subscribers. Receive a 3-day free trial of unlimited digital access. We rely on subscribers to keep the lights on in our independent newsroom. Join[Read More…]


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