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City Councilors Conditt, Gaskill and Hnidey won't seek reelection


Mayor Brent Dodrill to run again

The mayor and three City Council positions will appear on the Nov. 4 general election ballot.

The terms of Estacada Mayor Brent Dodrill and City Councilors Michele Conditt, Rob Gaskill and Emil Hnidey will end Dec. 31.

Dodrill confirmed that he will seek reelection.

Conditt announced that after 12 years on the council, she will not run again.

Gaskill, who serves on the boards of 300 Main, Mt. Hood Hospice and the Oregon Funeral Directors Board, said he will not run for reelection in order to concentrate on his other involvement.

Hnidey, who was appointed to the council in January, also will not run.

He is moving outside city limits in order to assist family members and will no longer be eligible to serve on the council.

“I always wanted to be on the council and am grateful that I have had an opportunity to serve, even if it’s only for a short time,” Hnidey wrote in an email.

Qualified candidates must be registered to vote in Estacada and must have lived within the city for a year immediately preceding the election.

The mayor serves a two-year term, and councilors serve for four years.

Candidates must complete the filing process by Aug. 21 to be eligible. The process involves gathering a minimum of 20 signatures from registered Estacada voters in support of their candidacy.

City officials suggest submitting the signature petitions to the Clackamas County Elections Division by Aug. 13 in order to allow sufficient time for signature verifications.

For instructions on how to file for candidacy contact City Hall at 503-630-8270.