Elections, Fire, Washington County

For Roy, Mountaindale area voters, TVF&R levy will pass, and an incumbent will fall

A fire truck near Roy from the former Washington County Fire District #2, which was annexed into TVF&R in 2017. Photo: Chas Hundley

WASHINGTON COUNTY – Early elections results indicate that, should results hold, the Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue local option levy will pass, with voters in early results overwhelmingly approving the levy.

As of 9:30 p.m., 81.55% of voters voted yes, while just 18.45% voted no.

In Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue races, early results indicate position 4 will see incumbent Randy Lauer retain his seat with 58.35% of the vote to challenger Robert Satterwhite’s 41.11%.

In a race that took twists and turns throughout the election cycle, results so far for position 5 shows that incumbent Brian Clopton will likely lose his seat to political newcomer Justin Dillingham, who leads with 46.01% of the vote compared to Clopton’s 35.96%.

Two other candidates, Jason Hitzert and Kevin Van Dyke had both told the Banks Post they had dropped out of the race—though too late to remove their names from the ballot—and saw 4.73% of the vote going to Hitzert, with 12.78% of the vote going to Van Dyke, who will also lose his seat on the Forest Grove Rural Fire Protection District board, according to early election results.

These numbers will change as more votes are counted throughout the evening and in the coming days.

Live election results for Washington County races can be found at https://results.oregonvotes.gov/ResultsSW.aspx?type=CTYALL&cty=28&map=CTY.

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Chas Hundley is the editor of the Banks Post and sister news publications the Gales Creek Journal and the Salmonberry Magazine. He grew up in Gales Creek and has a cat.

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