By CRAIG MURPHY
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.