We presently have four districts in the Oregon House that stretch primarily along our coast. But imagine for a moment if Florence were paired with Eugene, Newport and Toledo with Corvallis, Lincoln City with Salem and Tillamook with McMinnville. We'd essentially have more Valley dominated districts and coastal voices would be diminished.
Today I'm looking at a general session overview. And next week I'll cover legislation with a local focus. Your House District 10 team and the Coastal Caucus had a busy session and I am so proud of our accomplishments.
SALEM — The Oregon Senate passed Senate Bill 500 Wednesday on a vote of 28-1. Under the legislation, the public records advocate will become an independent office, giving it separation from the Governor and political influence.
With 99 percent of the votes counted so far, below are the initial Lincoln County election results from County Clerk Dana Jenkins’ office as of 10:15 p.m. Jenkins will certify the election in a few weeks.