Sandy elects Laurie Smallwood to council position 2
Votes are in and local firefighter and paramedic Laurie Smallwood will take Sandy City Council position 2 in the new year. Smallwood has 1,268 votes (54.3 percent of the vote) over opponent Bethany Shultz' with 1,067 votes (45.7 percent).
"I'm excited to work with the Council," Smallwood said. "I think it's an interesting time for the community of Sandy. I'm proud to serve the city and people of Sandy."
Smallwood has served on the city Budget Committee and the board for East Clackamas County EMS and teaches CPR classes for several local businesses.
Shultz, a stay-at-home mom with two daughters, has lived in Sandy with her family for five years. She has served on the Parks Advisory Board for since May 2016.
"I feel thankful we have Laurie," Shultz told The Post on Nov. 7. "I think she'll do a great job. I definitely will continue to serve on the Parks Board and plan to hopefully run again sometime down the line."
"I hope she tries again," Smallwood said of Shultz.
Council President Jeremy Pietzold in council Position 1 and Councilor Carl Exner in council Position 5 ran unopposed and were re-elected.