As initial results rolled in for three at-large seats on the Sherwood City Council Tuesday evening early figures showed all three incumbents – Renee Brouse, Sean Garland and Kim Young – were winning.
By Tuesday, those numbers hadn't changed much with Young coming in with was leading with 25.67% of the vote, followed closely by Garland with 23.75% and Brouse with 23.96%, although not all ballots had been counted by that time.
Young has been a member of the Sherwood City Council since 2017 and formerly served on the Sherwood Charter School Board and its budget committee.
Garland is a senior project manager for the state of Oregon and has been on the Sherwood City Council since 2017. He served on the Sherwood Police Advisory Board from 2015 to 2017.
This will be Brouse's first full term but her third time on council overall. She has been director of Tigard's Good Neighbor Center since May 2017 and was recently named Rotary District Governor for 2023-2024 where she will oversee 72 clubs in Northern Oregon and Washington.
Reached election night while the numbers were still coming in, Brouse said she was thrilled and excited to be continuing on the council.
"I'm just looking forward to working with each of them and we can continue the goals that we've set forward as a team," said Brouse.
At the same time, Councilor Young said she wasn't that surprised with the outcome of the election, noting that it was similar to her first run for council in 2016.
"I think people are generally pleased with the work of the current council," said Young. "City Council has set a lot of important goals and I look forward to continuing the work on those goals in the coming years."
Councilor Sean Garland said he was pleased to be back on the council as well.
"What this kind of shows tonight with the three of us incumbents all being reelected is that the citizens are happy with the work as a whole council … they're happy with what we're doing and they want us to keep doing it," he said. "That's really what it looks like to me."
(This story has been updated to include newer election numbers and quotes from the winning candidates.)
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