Springfield Mayor Christine Lundberg Re-elected, Runoff Likely For Ward 3 Council Seat

May 19, 2020

Christine Lundberg has won another term as mayor of Springfield. In unofficial results, she beat challenger by Mike Eyster with just over 57 percent of the vote Tuesday.

Credit City of Springfield

Lundberg has been mayor of Springfield since 2011. She says the Coronavirus outbreak made campaigning challenging, but she’s grateful for how the city has come together to cope with the pandemic.

Lundberg says she’s hopeful the city can come out of the economic downturn resulting from the shutdowns.

“All of the things that need to occur to make sure that we’re healthy, we’re safe, people are secure and have their housing and that our economy, our businesses are solid and can grow back to where we continue to be a successful community.”

Lundberg’s challenger Mike Eyster got just over 41 percent of the vote. He thanked his campaign team and those who endorsed him during a virtual Democratic watch party Tuesday night.

A runoff looks likely in the race to represent Ward 3 on the Springfield City Council.

As of Tuesday night Kori Rodley had received 39 percent of the vote and Johanis Tadeo 33 percent. Kris McAlister was at just over 26 percent of the vote. As per Oregon election law, if no candidate receives 50 percent plus one of the vote there will be a run-off of the top two vote-getters.

Meanwhile, Ward 6 incumbent Joe Pishioneri won handily against challenger Greg Ybarra last night with 68 percent of the vote.