Ashley Hartmeier-Prigg leads Jerome Sibayan in the election for Beaverton City Council Position 1 with 48.78% of the vote compared to Sibayan's 38.50%, respectively, unofficial voting results Tuesday showed.
When asked about the initial results on Tuesday night, Hartmeier-Prigg replied, "I'm so grateful for all the amazing volunteers that have come out and help support me in this campaign, and I'm really grateful for that. Right now, being the lead vote getter feels good. I'm also looking forward to saying thank you for all the votes that are counted as the night goes on."
Pamplin Media Group reached out to Sibayan for comment, but the candidate had no statement regarding the unofficial results.
Considering no candidate has majority of the vote, a run-off election could be held between the two candidates receiving the two highest number of votes, according to a resolution passed by the Beaverton City Council.
A third candidate, Cristian Salgado, currently has 5.98% of the vote. Brandon Culbertson and Andy J. Garcia also hold 3.52% and 2.80% of the vote.
Culbertson and Salgado suspended their campaigns for City Council earlier this year. As for Garcia, he has done minimal campaigning for the position.
The Beaverton City Council Position 1 seat was vacated after Beaverton Mayor Lacey Beaty won the mayoral election last November.
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