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0000017b-98c7-d6d2-a7fb-9eefdbf90000KLCC News is covering many aspects of the 2016 General Election. View KLCC's election related stories below.

After Protracted Contest, Fahey Officially Wins District 14

Brian Bull

After a long night of uncertainty, the tight race for House District 14 is over…with Democrat Julie Fahey as the winner.

Fahey beat Republican Kathy Lamberg with 51 percent of the vote.

Fahey came to KLCC studios and says she’s looking forward to helping address some of Oregon’s issues.  She says this will have to be done without boosted corporate minimum tax, which would’ve happened had Measure 97 passed on Election Day.

“With the failure of (Measure) 97 there’s going to be a pretty significant hole in the budget for the next biennium, so the first order of business will be figuring out where there are new sources revenue or a combination of revenue and cuts that will be made, make a budget for the next biennium.” 

Fahey wants a budget that supports schools, tackles the expense of higher education, and also supports small businesses. 

Oregon House District 14 contains West Eugene, Bethel and Junction City.   

Brian Bull is an assistant professor of journalism at the University of Oregon, and remains a contributor to the KLCC news department. He began working with KLCC in June 2016.   In his 27+ years as a public media journalist, he's worked at NPR, Twin Cities Public Television, South Dakota Public Broadcasting, Wisconsin Public Radio, and ideastream in Cleveland. His reporting has netted dozens of accolades, including four national Edward R. Murrow Awards (22 regional),  the Ohio Associated Press' Best Reporter Award, Best Radio Reporter from  the Native American Journalists Association, and the PRNDI/NEFE Award for Excellence in Consumer Finance Reporting.
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