Incumbents win Metro council, auditor seats
In the most hotly contested Metro Council race, District 6 incumbent Duncan Hwang was headed to re-election in early results in the May 17 primary election with 67% of the vote.
His only challenger, Terri Preeg Riggsby, had 32.5%.
Hwang has only been in office since early January. He is co-director of the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon and reported raising $97,944 by election day.
Terri Preeg Riggsby is the general manager of the HAKI Community Organization, a nonprofit organization serving East African immigrants. She reported raising $64,077 by election day.
The Metro District 6 race was to fill the unexpired term of former Commissioner Bob Stacey, who resigned last year for health reasons.
The Metro District 1 race was won by Ashton Simpson, who ran unopposed. He is the executive director of Oregon Walks, a nonprofit pedestrian advocacy organization.
Metro District 3 incumbent Councilor Christine Lewis was re-elected with 80% of the vote. She reported raising more than $38,000 over the past two years.
Her opponent, businesswoman Mei Wong, only reported raising $2,410.
Metro District 4 incumbent Juan Carlos González was comfortably ahead of challenger James Ball with about 62.6% of the vote.
Gonzalez reported raising $86,180 compared to $26,966 raised by Ball.
The Metro auditor race was won by incumbent Brain Evans, who was unopposed.
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