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Allison Tivnon defeated Kristiansen to take over a position formerlly held by Councilor Cate Arnold, who ran for mayor

Allison TivnonAllision Tivnon easily won a seat for the Position 4 slot on the Beaverton City Council with initial numbers showing her leading challenger Kate Kristiansen 69.54% to 30.03%.

Tivnon, a partner in ECONorthwest, a prominent planning and finance firm, was running in a position formerly held by Cate Arnold, who vacated her council seat to run for mayor.

During her campaign, Tivnon had called Beaverton a "strong and thriving city" and listed among her priorities pushing for affordable housing and transportation innovation, advocating for diversity, adhering to the city's climate action plan and forming public-private partnerships and relationships with businesses.

A member on the Beaverton Arts Commission, Tivnon said her position had given her opportunities to interact with the mayor and council.

She holds a bachelor's degree in English from California State University at Bakersfield and a master's degree in wring from Portland State University.

Kristiansen, who was making a second run for a seat on the Beaverton City Council, was an organizer in Beaverton's first Pride Parade when it began in 2018. She has spoken out for supporting homeless youth and had said she wanted to increase services to homeless youth in the Beaverton School District, many of whom identify as LGBTQA

She had said her goal was to be able to "do more and contribute in a bigger way on bigger issues."


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