Former Siuslaw Schools Administrator teacher and local businessman Boomer Wright will represent the 9th district in the Oregon House of Representatives. He defeated Cal Mukumoto with over 54% of the vote. Wright says he looks forward to getting to work in Salem.
“It all comes down to people working together for what’s important for Oregonians and that’s all I want to do up there is just make sure that the coastal voice is heard and in particular rural Oregonians are listened to.”
Wright said he was thankful for all of the support from the coastal communities throughout his district. Another winner in Tuesday’s election was Joe Henry. Henry will serve another two year term as Florence’s mayor. Henry said it is time to move forward and begin repairing things that have been damaged.
“It is going to require that, once the new council is seated, that reevaluate our council rules, have a firm understanding and agreement on how we are going to behave as elected officials and how we’re going to treat each other and if we can’t agree and commit to that we are destined to a repeat of the last two years.
Two new faces will also be on the City Council. Sally Wantz and Bill Meyer were the top two vote getters. Meyer said of the victory that the experience was humbling.
“I feel very positive about the council that is coming in and worked with Sally over the years and naturally mayor Joe I’ve worked with him and Woody, I am just encouraged that we are going to have a good productive council.”
Candidate for the Oregon senate district 5 Dick Anderson narrowly defeated his democratic opponent, Melissa Cribbins. Other important elections across the state include the district 4 House of Representative’s seat. Peter DeFazio defeated Alek Skarlatos garnering 61.53% of the vote and the race for Senate goes to Jeff Merkley by roughly the same percentage at 61.31.