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Early results show Banks Fire District voters approve levy, Moore leads in Banks School Board race

A Washington County elections worker prepares to collect ballots in Forest Grove. Photo: Chas Hundley

WASHINGTON COUNTY - Early elections results indicate that, should results hold, the Banks Fire District will receive approval from area voters in their ask for continued—and increased—funding through a local option levy.

As of 9 p.m., early results show that the 'yes' vote to approve the levy leads at 58.03% of the vote to 41.97% in the 'no' camp.

In the only other competitive race for Bank area voters, Will Moore leads against James Harris in Banks School Board position 5 at 54.79% to Harris' 43.76%.

Other races in Banks and the surrounding communities saw no challengers; Matt Vandehey, Mark Schmidlin, and Ed Ewing will coast to victory on the Banks Fire District 13 board, and Dan Streblow . . .

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