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Dundee council race uncontested after all

One candidate is determined to be ineligible to run


What was the only contested election in Dundee is actually not contested, as one of the candidates for Dundee City Council is not eligible to serve in that position.

City Administrator Rob Daykin explained Thursday that Kyle Lattimer, who is on the ballot for a council position, is actually ineligible for the position because his residence is outside of Dundee. City staff didn’t realize the issue until after ballots had been printed.

“It was disappointing to find out that I am ineligible to run for a seat on City Council due to living two miles outside the city limits,” Lattimer said in an email. “I hope to be involved in one way or another in the future.”

Daykin acknowledged the city was going through some staff changes while candidates were filing, and their addresses were not vetted as diligently as they should have been.

“This is unusual,” he said of the situation. “It’s just a goof, a fluke.”

Since Lattimer did not actively campaign or print information in the voters’ pamphlet, Daykin noted “there’s probably minimal likelihood he is elected.”

But if he does win a council position, the council would have to take action and appoint a candidate to that seat instead.

The three incumbents, councilors Tim Weaver, Jeannette Adlong and Kristen Svicarovich, are therefore the only eligible candidates running for the three council positions, and there are no contests in either Newberg or Dundee.