Wilsonville city councilor takes lead in race for county commission position No. 5
Election night is over but the task of tallying votes in Clackamas County is far from it. As of 8 a.m. Wednesday, May 18, there have been no updates to the Clackamas County election results.
Early results Tuesday, May 17, suggested that the bid by Sandy's Dana Hindman-Allen to unseat Clackamas County Commissioner Sonya Fischer has ended.
Hindman-Allen, a realtor and former substitute teacher from rural Sandy, filed in November 2021 to run against Wilsonville City Councilor Ben West and Evan D. Geier of unincorporated urban North Clackamas as well as incumbent Fischer.
Initial results show West is in the lead with 47.15% of the vote or 4,089 votes. Fischer has the second highest votes with 33.92% of the vote or 2,942 votes and Hindman-Allen has the next highest results with 15.77% of the vote or 1,368 votes.
Hindman-Allen currently serves on the Clackamas Parks Advisory Board and filed for the board of commissioners race on Nov. 24 as a nonpartisan candidate.
These results are more inconclusive than typical early counts because of an issue with ballots printed for Clackamas County. Over 50,000 ballots with barcode issues are being painstakingly copied by hand, which will delay final results potentially into June. Clackamas County was delayed Tuesday night in releasing any counts in the primary election by almost an hour.
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