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Cate wins GOP primary as Sword concedes race


June 10, 2020

Jami Cate is officially the winner of the Republican primary race for the Oregon House District 17 seat.

Scott Sword, who trailed Cate by 34 votes going into last week, announced early Friday morning, June 5, that he was conceding.

“I am sorry to announce I have contacted Jami Cate and conceded the election. With all the votes counted, we lost by 33, which is outside of the auto recount margin,” Sword wrote in a Facebook post.

Final results, posted Friday by the Oregon Secretary of State elections office, had Cate, of Lebanon, with 2,903 votes, or 26.65 percent of the 10,895 votes ca...

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