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Johnson: 'We're excited to go back'

Mark Johnson holds small lead over Nystrom for District 52

Early results from the Oregon Secretary of State Elections Division show State Rep. Mark Johnson, R-Hood River, leading the vote for House District 52 in Tuesday's election.

Johnson, whose opponent Stephanie Nystrom, a Democrat from Corbett, is trailing slightly, appears to be returning to the Oregon House of Representatives for a third two-year term.

"We're excited to go back," Johnson said.

As of Wednesday morning, Nov. 5, the incumbent has 10,895 votes to his challenger's 9,357, leading 53 percent to 46 percent.

Johnson said that as he and his team celebrate, they wish there were better results for the Republican Caucus, but are happy with their own outcome.

"We'll continue to work hard for our district and our constituents," he said.

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