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Garrett will face Maginnis in November race for House District 38

In the uncontested primary races for Oregon House District 38, Democrat Chris Garrett and Republican Tom Maginnis carried strong support from their political parties, setting them up for a match this November.

In early ballot counts, both had nearly outright approval from their parties.

Garrett, the incumbent, had claimed 99.2 percent - 1,554 - of his party's votes in Multnomah County's initial count. Thirteen people had written in other names. In Clackamas County, he had 99.7 percent of his party's votes, or 2,681 ballots in his favor. Nine people there had opted to write in other names.

Maginnis had 98.8 percent - or 424 - of votes from his party, according to initial figures in Multnomah County. Five people had written in other names. In Clackamas County, he had 99 percent of Republicans' votes, or 1,725 ballots. Eighteen people there had gone with write-in candidates.

No votes were yet tallied for the district in Washington County. District 38 covers Lake Oswego and parts of Southwest Portland.

Garrett, 38, is an attorney with the Portland firm Perkins Coie. He lives in Lake Oswego with his wife, Lauren.

Maginnis, 62, is a small-business owner who lives in Lake Oswego with his wife, Lynne.

Check the website for updates and the print edition of the newspaper for the full story on Thursday.




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