A pair of incumbents fended off challengers as incumbent Hermiston Councilor Lori Davis and incumbent Umatilla County Commissioner George Murdock won re-election Tuesday night.
Davis was re-elected to her Ward 1 seat with 2,186 votes to challenger Mark Gomolski’s 1,572. Murdock edged Rick Pullen less than 500 votes – 10,645 to 10,153.
In Umatilla, voters chose Mary Dedrick for mayor over Daren Dufloth. Dedrick received 490 votes to Dufloth’s 413. Corinne Funderburk defeated Mark Keith for Umatilla City Council Position 1, with 475 votes to Keith’s 358.
Umatilla County voters also overwhelmingly approved Measure 30-128 which prohibits the county from spending money to enforce state or federal laws that would infringe on the right to bear arms. County voters supported the measure, 14,831 to 7,907.
Statewide, voters approved Measure 102 allows local bonds for financing affordable housing with nongovernmental entities.
Voters across the state rejected the other four measures including Measure 103 which would have prohibited taxing groceries. Also failing was Measure 104 which would have required a three-fifths legislative majority in order to approve bills raising revenue, and Measure 105 which would have taken away the state’s Sanctuary state status. Voters also rejected Measure 106 which would have prohibited state Medicaid from covering abortions.