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Government newcomer gives Dundee a contested council race

Four candidates file to fill three councilor positions; mayor will run unopposed

The Dundee City Council has a contested race for city councilor positions, as four people filed in August to fill three council openings.

Three of the candidates are incumbent councilors:

- Jeannette Adlong, who has served as a Dundee city councilor since 2001, and before that from 1993-1997. Adlong has also served on the city’s planning commission, budget committee, as well as the Chehalem Park and Recreation District budget committee. Adlong works as a customer services supervisor at the United States Postal Service.

- Kristen Svicarovich, who was appointed to the council in January 2015. She previously served as a planning commissioner, and was also appointed to the Yamhill County Road Improvements Advisory Committee. Svicarovich works as a traffic engineer for HDR Engineering.

- Tim Weaver, who has served as a city councilor since 2012. Weaver was a sargeant in the Newberg-Dundee Police Department from 1977 through his retirement in 2011. He also serves as a contract instructor on traffic safety for U-TURN180, and he owns Chehalem Safe Drive LLC, a traffic safety and drug education and awareness program.

The incumbents were joined in the race by government newcomer Kyle Lattimer, who is the general manager at Newberg restaurant Ruddick/Wood, as well as a winemaker at Yamtunk Wine Co. Lattimer has previously worked at the Uprooted food cart, the Allison Inn and Spa, Chehalem Winery, Heidelberg Wine Distributing, and he served in the United States Coast Guard Reserve.

Dundee Mayor David Russ was the only candidate to file for the mayoral position. Russ has been mayor for one term and was a city councilor before that. He works as a realtor in Newberg.

Dundee does not have district requirements, so the three councilors who receive the highest votes will take office.

The election will take place Nov. 8.