Newton, Goodhouse lead pack in Tigard City Council race
Liz Newton, a former Tigard assistant city manager, and John Goodhouse, a current member of the Tigard City Council, apper to have won two seats on the Tigard City Council.
Results at 10 p.m. Tuesday, had Newton with 29.07 percent of the vote, followed by Goodhouse, who collected 27.76 percent.
Contacted shortly before 9:30 p.m. Tuesday night, Newton said she was celebrating with a small group of family, friends and campaign workers at the Greenway Pub.
"I'm very exited," Newton said of her win. "I wasn't neccessarily planning on it but I was humbled to have the most votes."
Between herself and her campaign workers, they knocked on the doors of 4,000 Tigard residents, she said.
Goodhouse said he worked hard right out of the gate, knocking on doors and getting endorsements from a variety of groups but was felled by a nasty bout of pneumonia that sidelined him for about two months.
Goodhouse said he's excited to be able to continue on the council, noting he believes he accomplished a lot his first four years and plans to continue that during his next four years.
Newton and Goodhouse were the top two vote-getters in a six-way race. Percentage results for the other four candidates are as follows: Jenny McCabe (18.05 perecent), Bill Banash (10.92 percent), Bret Lieuallen (9.77 percent) and A. Miranda (4.04 percent).