Brown wins 2nd term as Oregon governor; voters support Eugene schools, Springfield roads
EUGENE, Ore. - Gov. Kate Brown held off a challenge by Rep. Knute Buehler to win re-election Tuesday in an election that also saw voters reject all but one statewide ballot measure.
All 5 of Oregon's representatives in Congress won re-election as Democrats took control of the chamber. Republicans held on to control of the U.S. Senate.
In Lane County, challenger Heather Buch won the Lane County Commission seat held by Gary Williams.
And voters in the Eugene 4J School District approved a $319.5 million bond measure by a nearly 2 to 1 margin.
But voters in the Siuslaw School District defeated a measure that would have paid to build and upgrade school facilities.
Voters in the City of Springfield approved a street repair bond.
Residents of the River Road Park and Recreation District approved a 5-year option tax for general operations.
In a crowded race for Douglas County Commissioner, the owner of an outdoors store leads an Oregon National Guard troop who starred as himself in the Clint Eastwood film "The 15:17 to Paris" about a thwarted 2015 terrorist attack.
And in Coos County, the incumbent county commission candidate and sheriff won re-election.
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