The May 20 primary election results as of 9 p.m. feature clear winners in the primary races and at least two local measures that were clear losers.

In north Marion County, both the Aurora Fire general obligation bond and the North Marion School District operating levy were defeated. The bond, which backers said was to be used for a new central fire station, among other things, was defeated 36.4 percent to 63.6 percent.

The school district levy, which was the second time it was on the ballot, was once again turned down by voters, 44.39 percent yes, 55.61 percent voting no.

Woodburn School District's bond race is even closer, with 49.2 percent voting yes and 50.7 percent voting no. The race is a 46-vote difference with 97.57 percent of the votes accounted for.

For county commissioner, Janet Carlson retained her seat in the primary, defeating challenger Kim Brady 60 to 40 percent. Carlson will face Woodburn resident Colin Brown in the November election for position 2 on the commission.

Vic Gilliam, current representative of House District 18 (Hubbard, Aurora, Silverton), defeated challenger David Darnell 63.69 to 35.9 percent.

Bill Post defeated Barbara Jensen for the House District 25 (Keizer, St. Paul) representative seat being vacated by Kim Thatcher, 76.75 to 22.2 percent.

Patti Milne will face Peter Courtney in November for State Senate District 11 (Salem, Woodburn), having beaten Tom Chereck, Jr. for the Republican nomination, 83 to 16 percent.

For U.S. House Fifth District, Kurt Schrader defeated challenger Anita Brown, 84 to 15 percent, in the primary to go up against Tootie Smith in November. Smith defeated Ben Pollock in the primary, 62 to 37 percent.

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