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Pruden expressed confidence in Mayton as councilor-elect, gratitude for his supporters.

COURTESY PHOTO: CITY OF SANDY - Chris Mayton. Sandy Planning Commissioner Chris Mayton remains in the lead in the race for Sandy City Council Position No. 1 with 68.62% of the vote against Jason Pruden, who has received 30.89% of the vote.

Council President Jeremy Pietzold currently holds the seat and will retire after this term.

Chris Mayton, a distilled spirits program director for the OLCC and member of the Planning Commission, competed with Jason Prudent, a four-year Sandy resident and security officer, for the position.

Mayton is 51 and has called Sandy home since 2006. For the majority of his career, he's worked in private sector business leadership, taking his current job for the OLCC four years ago. He raised four daughters in Sandy and has served on the city's Planning Commission for three years.

"I may fall short of words to express my emotions and gratitude for the opportunity I have received to be on the Sandy City Council," Mayton said after the 6 p.m. updated results were released on Nov. 9. "I extend my sincere thanks to my family, friends, and all the people who trusted me and have put their faith in me."

Pruden, 48, is a lifetime Oregonian and moved to Sandy in 2018. He works as a flex security officer for Allied Universal Security Service and has no prior experience serving on a government board.

"This was my first time running for any type of political seat. Chris is a great guy, and he will do a great job for the city. It was a pleasure running against him," Pruden said in an email around 5 a.m. Nov. 9. "I appreciate for the people that helped with my campaign, the people that supported me and the people of Sandy who voted for me. I will consider running again next year."

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