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Nomination petitions available for council, mayor elections

Mayor Lou Ogden plans to run for re-election

TUALATIN - The upcoming election season will likely showcase some familiar faces in Tualatin.

Monday the city began issuing nomination petitions to those interested in running in the Nov. 7 general election for the at-large positions of mayor and council positions 1, 3 and 5.

Mayor Lou Ogden plans to run for re-election as does Councilor Jay Harris, position 1.

Councilor Chris Bergstrom, position 3, noted that he would likely pick up an election packet but added he was undecided whether he would actually run for re-election.

Councilor Chris Barhyte, position 5, was unavailable for comment.

As of Wednesday morning, the city had passed out one nomination petition.

A Tualatin resident qualifies to hold office if he or she is a registered voter and has lived in the city for one year prior to the November general election.

According to the City Charter, a resident may become a candidate by filing petitions with the signatures of 10 registered voters in the city. The deadline for petitions is Aug. 29.

To pick up a nomination petition, visit City Hall at 18880 S.W. Martinazzi Ave. between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays, or contact Maureen Smith at 503-691-3011 to make arrangements to receive a petition form in the mail.