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Challengers walk past incumbents

In Sandy and Boring board elections, incumbents were cast out in May 21 balloting


Doing business as usual is not the byword in the Sandy/Boring area after the results of the special May 21 election were announced.

In every race that was contested, the challenger defeated the incumbent.

In Clackamas County overall, only 28 percent of registered voters cast ballots in the special election.

Sandy Fire

In the Position No. 4 race, challenger Jan Smith gained 1,264 votes or 58 percent of the votes cast, while incumbent Bill Trimble earned 899 votes or 41 percent.

For Position No. 5, there were 1,654 votes (97 percent) cast for Ron Berglund, who was running unopposed.

Boring Fire

In the Position No. 3 race, challenger Ken Blocker gained 1,265 votes or 57 percent of the votes cast, while incumbent Les Otto earned 909 votes or 41 percent.

In the Position No. 4 race, challenger Jay Cross gained 975 votes or 42 percent of the votes cast, while 811 votes (35 percent) were cast for challenger Tom Stewart, and incumbent John Hartsock received 492 votes or 21 percent.

For Position No. 5, there were 1,708 votes (95 percent) cast for Steve Kent, who was running unopposed.

Boring Water

In the Position No. 3 race, challenger Jim Zachrison gained 207 votes or 55 percent of the votes cast, while incumbent John Lee earned 167 votes or 44 percent.

For Position No. 5, there were 341 votes (99 percent) cast for Bob Boring, who was running unopposed.