Friday update: Aaron Rapf expands lead for third seat on Lake Oswego Council
In a neck and neck race for the third seat on the Lake Oswego City Council, Aaron Rapf has expanded the slim lead he took last night over Melissa Fireside.
Joe Buck continues to hold a significant advantage in the mayoral race against current Lake Oswego City Councilors John LaMotte and Theresa Kohlhoff.
In the latest returns around noon Friday, Rapf inched further ahead of Fireside. Rapf and Fireside are now separated by 331 votes, with Rapf coming in at 10,413 votes compared to Fireside's 10,082. Massene Mboup continues to lead the council race with 28% of the vote (15,215 votes), followed by Rachel Verdick with 21% (11,229 votes). Emma Burke clocks in at 13% of the vote.
Buck, meanwhile, carries half of all the mayoral votes so far with 11,849 votes, followed by LaMotte at 30% (7,200 votes) and Theresa Kohlhoff at 19% (4,524 votes).
There are still more votes to be counted, with 89% of votes tallied so far in Clackamas County. The Review will continue to update this story.
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