Lueb, Shaw leading in Tigard City Council race
Incumbent Heidi Lueb and Jeanette Shaw edged out five other contenders Nov. 3 to become win seats on the Tigard City Council Nov. 3. Lueb collected 30.04% of the vote while Shaw had 22.69. Coming in third with 17.35% of the vote was Marc Woodard, a former member of the council.
The race attracted a field of seven candidates vying for the two at-large positions. In addition to the frontrunners, Ben Edtl, Ethan E. Erickson, David "Jerry" Hahn, and Kevin C. Wright were running as well.
Those two open seats are currently held by both Lueb and Tom Anderson.
Lueb was originally appointed to her council seat in 2019 to fill the remaining council term of Jason Snider after he was elected mayor two years ago. She was selected over nine other candidates. Anderson didn't run for reelection, instead running for the District 3 position on the Metro Council.
Reached Tuesday evening, Shaw said she was very pleased with her lead but was waiting for 100% of the results. Shaw said she had an organized campaign in place doing everything from handing out lawn signs to social media.
"I'm very excited (to watch) what the future of Tigard holds just from the Washington Square perspective, the Tigard Triangle perspective and of course River Terrace and that area," said Shaw. "I'm looking forward to working with the current council and also reaching out to our fellow candidates who did not win and getting their perspective and make sure their voice is heard as well."
Lueb too said she was pleased with the initial results.
"I'm honestly a little shocked and floored and really just humbled by it all," Lueb said Tuesday evening. "It looks pretty much like Jeanette (Shaw) and myself … it's going to be the first time that the Tigard council is going to be majority female."
(This story has been updated to reflect current election numbers.)
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