Nyang'oro edging out Allen, initial board results show
Duncan Nyang'oro beat longtime incumbent Sherwood School Board Chair Patrick Allen, initial results posted by the Washington County Elections Office show.
As of Wednesday morning, May 19, Nyang'oro had 53.8% percent of the vote compared to Allen with 46.2%.
At the same time, Krista Thorne was leading the race for the Position 2 seat, collecting 46.4% of the vote against incumbent challenger Eric Campbell (42%) and Janice Hayes (11.5%).
In the race for Position 3, Abby Hawkins is ahead with 52.3% of the vote. Her opponents, James Grothe and Vince Habeck, collected 30.4% and 17.3% respectively.
Reached Tuesday night, Hawkins said she was pleased with the results.
"I'm looking forward to the opportunity to serve Sherwood and I hope that we can find a good direction moving forward," she said. "It's been very contentious in our community and that's not an exciting thing to see."
Thorne wrote in an email Wednesday that
Thorne said she was extremely honored about the trust the Sherwood community is placing in her.
"The support I received throughout my campaign is extremely heartwarming," she wrote. "I'm so thankful to everyone who stepped up to help during the campaign, it's a lot of work and I could not have done this without them!"
She said she plans to put students first and plans to build a productive relationship with board members, administration and teachers. In addition, she said the board's first focus should be getting students back to school full time and providing options for those who can't return.
"Sherwood is filled with smart, talented and hardworking people who can do great things, and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with them," Thorne said. "I'm also excited to build a better relationship between the School Board and the community."
Nyang'oro did not immediately return a phone call or email.
This story updates a previous version by including combined results of Washington County and Clackamas County votes.
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