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Newcomer defeating Trost on Oregon Trail Board

Candice Lindberg, DJ Anderson voted to represent on district board of directors


Oregon Trail School District parent Candice Lindberg has a solid lead over incumbent Norm Trost in her effort to join the district’s Board of Directors.

Election results out of Clackamas County, as of 10 a.m. on the morning following election night, Tuesday, May 19, Lindberg led the Zone 6 vote with 1,496 dedicated ballots, 55 percent of the vote, while Trost received 1,196 votes, at 44 percent.

“Right now I’m just excited,” Lindberg said Tuesday night. “I’m posting a big ‘thank you’ to everyone who went out and voted. They made their voices heard and they want change.”

Lindberg, a Sandy resident of 21 years with two children in the district, ran on a parent-supported platform for better communication on the board.

“Now it’s time to do the work and start changing things,” she said.

Although incumbent D.J. Anderson, Zone 4, South Sandy, was unchallenged on the ballot, resident Kirsten Pitzer stepped in as a write-in candidate just as ballots were sent out.

In the election, Anderson received 2,004 votes, 87.9 percent, over 276 write-in votes, and will keep his spot on the board.

After Kurt McKnight of Zone 2, Boring, decided against a run for reelection, no one came forward to file for the seat. However, two residents, Tom Mack and Mike Sutton, threw their names into the hat after the deadline as write-in candidates.

Zone 2 received a total of 778 write-in votes in Tuesday night’s election. Early write-in election results as of noon on Thursday, May 21, Mike Sutton leads the race by a hair with 266 write in votes. Tom Mack received 263.

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