Eugene City Council Race Is Neck And Neck

Nov 9, 2016

“Too close to call”: that was a phrase heard throughout the night at the Democratic watch party in downtown Eugene.

In their run off race, Joshua Skov and Emily Semple, both Democrats, ran neck and neck for Ward 1 Eugene City Council seat. Skov says the closeness of the race reflects how similar they are as candidates.

Joshua Skov at the Democratic Watch Party at Whirled Pies.
Credit Tiffany Eckert

Skov: “I’m really hoping that Eugene can be much more of a model of unity. You know, we wanna fight for our candidate, fight for our agenda but we really need to remember that we are, at the end of the day, neighbors.”

As of 1:30 a.m., Semple leads Skov by just over 100 votes.