Six candidates competed for three seats on Estacada City Council in the Nov. 6 election


Katy Dunsmuir, Justin Gates and Jerry Tenbush have been elected to the Estacada City Council.

In the council race, six people were in the running for three seats.

Unofficial results for the Nov. 6 election show that Dunsmuir earned 679 votes; Tenbush earned 579 votes; and Gates earned 489 votes, all emerging as winners with the three highest vote tallies.

Of the remaining candidates, Aaron Gant received 405 votes, Dan Neujahr had 366 votes, and Bryan Short had 271 votes. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Justin Gates

Gant has served on the City Council since 2014, Gates has served since 2012 and Neujahr has served since 2015. Dunsmuir and Tenbush will be new faces on the council.

"I'm really excited," Tenbush said. "I want to be a part of making my community better. My whole goal has been to be part of making this community better."

"I'm so happy that Estacada trusts me and the vision I have for the city," Dunsmuir said.

Tenbush works at Toyota of Gladstone and noted that his priorities include seeing the city flourish while keeping its close-knit identity. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Jerry Tenbush

Dunsmuir, who works as an apartment manager at a low-income housing community in Milwaukie, said her priorities include facilitating safe routes to school and increasing Estacada's business friendly reputation.

Gates is the business development manager for Mastertech and is interested in focusing on city parks, as well as supporting local businesses through facade improvement grant programs.

In addition to the three positions that were up for election, during their Monday, Nov. 26, meeting, councilors and the mayor will appoint another candidate to a position vacated by former councilor Lanelle King, who recently moved outside of city limits.

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