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Newcomer to city government to replace outgoing City Councilor John Hamblin

Rich Sheldon has won the race to take Position No. 3 on the Sandy City Council.

The Clackamas County Elections Office is reporting that Sheldon has almost double the votes of his opponent. Sheldon has 2,041 votes or 66.63% of the vote and Horttor has 1,022 votes, or 33.37%.

According to the Secretary of State's office, 80.28% of votes have been reported thus far.

"Although I did not win a seat on the Sandy City Council it was good to see so many people volunteer for positions," Horttor said. "I wish the winners well as they enter this next year."

Sheldon will replace Sandy City Councilor John Hamblin, who after five years in the seat, decided not to run again.

Sheldon filed as nonpartisan and has a background in public service as a military police officer in the U.S. Army and a police officer for the city of Lincoln City. He currently works as a sergeant in the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office. Sheldon also studied criminal justice at the American Military University.

Horrtor filed as a Republican, though the position is nonpartisan, and has a background serving in the U.S. Navy and working for Portland General Electric.

The Post has reached out to Sheldon but not received comment as of publication of this update.


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