may 2020 primary

UPDATE (Thursday, May 21, 7:27 a.m. PT) — With more than half a million votes counted in the race for the Democratic nominee for Oregon secretary of state, barely 2,100 votes separate the top two contenders.

According to numbers released Wednesday, state Sen. Shemia Fagan was leading Sen. Mark Hass. The Oregonian/OregonLive had called the race in Hass' favor on Election Night, but the Beaverton-area lawmaker wasn't ready to declare victory then.

“We’re just not there yet,” he told OPB. “It’s just too close to call.”

Photos courtesy of Trieger and Iboa campaigns.

Laurie Trieger and Joel Iboa are the two front-runners in the race to replace outgoing Lane County Commissioner Pete Sorenson. They’ll face a runoff in November for the South Eugene seat.

Elizabeth Gabriel / KLCC News

On Tuesday, Lane County voters approved a Lane Community College bond measure. Now, the funds will be used to repair buildings and expand their programs.

City of Springfield

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.

Brian Bull / KLCC News

2020 Primary Election Results: UPDATED (May 20, 6:51am PT) 

Rachael McDonald

The deadline to vote in the primary is approaching.

Oregon Democrats were bounced from the secretary of state’s office in 2016. The state’s dominant political party has no intention of making it a habit.

The question, now, is who they put forward for the gig.

On May 19, Democrats will choose between state Sen. Mark Hass, state Sen. Shemia Fagan, and former Congressional candidate Jamie McLeod-Skinner as the party’s standard-bearer in a run to reclaim the state’s second-highest executive office.

Brian Bull / KLCC

A tenant rights advocate and member of two budget committees is running for Eugene City Council, Ward One.