Hillier leading Thurber in initial results
Cyndy Hillier was leading Alex Thurber in a race for Position 4 on the Tualatin City Council.
As of 8 a.m. Tuesday, Hillier was ahead 52.68% to Thurber's 47.32%.
Initial returns Tuesday evening had Hillier ahead with at slightly higher percentage at 55.13% and Thurber with 44.87%.
Hillier is executive director of Tualatin Together, a community coalition focused on youth drug and alcohol prevention.
Thurber is a chief revenue officer with Pulse Secure.
Reached Tuesday night, Hillier said she was happy with the way the numbers were headed although she was told that there was a problem with some of ballots because of a glitch with a machine on the Clackamas County side of the Tualatin race that officials there were still trying to address overnight.
"While I didn't do a big formal campaign, I put a lot of sweat equity into the community and love the community with all my heart," she said. "I just look forward to digging into all the issues."
At the same time, unchallenged council candidates Christen Sacco and Valerie Pratt will fill the Position 2 and Position 6 seats, respectively. Pratt replaced Councilor Joelle Davis, who resigned to take a job in Washington.
Sacco has served on the Tualatin Parks Advisory Committee and the Tualatin Parks and Recreation Master Plan Advisory Committee.
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