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Susan Coleman leads winners in City Council election; Rachel Kittson-Maqatish elected judge


November 7, 2018

Four Sweet Home City Council members were elected Tuesday, Nov. 6, and local voters gave a big thumbs up to funding the community swimming pool for another five years.

Statewide, Gov. Kate Brown held off challenger Knute Beuhler with 49.57 percent of the votes, Beuhler getting 44.22 percent. In Linn County, Beuhler won 60.70 to 28.98 percent. Independent Patrick Starnes, of Brownsville, who officially dropped out of the race during the last week of October, drew 2,213 votes (4.17 percent) in Linn County.

Voter turnout as of Wednesday morning was 67.82 percent statewide, with 1,873,895 bal...

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