Preliminary election results indicate big wins for Mannix, Thatcher

With 100% of precincts reporting in, Marion County released preliminary results May 18 for the Oregon primary election season.

Oregon House Primary – 21st District: In the race for state representative in Oregon’s 21st District, Ramiro Navarro appears to have a commanding lead with over 62% of the Democratic vote vs. Robert Husseman. On the Republican side, Kevin Mannix has an even larger lead over Tyler McNaught with nearly 86% of Republicans giving him their vote.

Oregon Senate Primary — 11th District: The race for the Oregon State Senate’s 11th District on the Republican side looks like a runaway win for Kim Thatcher, who has received 92% of Republican votes in that district over her competitor Marcello DeCicco, so far. The Democrat side is a three-way split between Eric Swenson currently in the lead at 45%, Richard Walsh at 36% and Anthony Rosilez at 18%.

US House Primary: The U.S. House of Representatives seat for Oregon’s new 6th District features more than 16 candidates in total. Of the nine Democrat candidates remaining in the race, Andrea Salinas appears to be leading the field at 28%, with Carrick Flynn at 18%. Republican Mike Erickson has pulled out to 37% lead in a field of seven candidates on the GOP side – his closest competitor is Amy Ryan Courser at 19%.

In the nearby (and newly-rearranged) 5th District, Democrat Kurt Schrader has pulled ahead of Jamie McLeod-Skinner, 56%-44%. On the GOP side, a five-way race has narrowed to a two-way competition between Jimmy Crumpacker with 36% of the vote and Lori Chavez-DeRemer at 33%.

Oregon Governor: Tina Kotek appears to have clinched the Democratic primary for governor at 48%, while the 19-candidate Republican primary race currently has Bud Pierce leading at 29%. His nearest competitor is Christine Drazan at 19%.

Marion County District Attorney: In the non-partisan race for District Attorney in Marion County, incumbent Paige Clarkson is currently leading her opponent Todd Spencer, 53%-47%.