Of the Keizertimes 

Current Keizer mayor Lore Christopher has taken the initial lead in the battle for mayor.

Once the initial results were posted by Marion County Elections division around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Christopher had a healthy lead on challenger David McKane, currently a member of the Keizer City Council.

With nearly 92 percent of precincts counted, Christopher had 56.03 percent of the vote, or 5,610 votes. McKane had 43.32 percent, or 4,337 votes.