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Republicans have flipped Senate District 16 and House District 31, while Democrats gained Senate District 13.

Democrats retained all but two seats across Washington County's legislative races, and flipped one Senate District to blue.

Senate District 16, to be represented by Republican Suzanne Weber and House District 31, to be represented by Brian G. Stout, are set to be the two red districts in a sea of blue across Washington County.

Meanwhile, Senate District 13 will be headed up by a Democrat after the Republican incumbent ran for election in a different district due to statewide redistricting.

Many of the incumbents, all of which were Democrats, running for reelection retained their seats across the county, according to unofficial ballot counts as of 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, the day before postmarked ballots are due.

So far, voter turnout across Washington County is at 58.4%. Unofficial results will continue to be updated over the next few weeks, with certified results due by Dec. 5.

State Senate race results

COURTESY PHOTO - Democrat Aaron WoodsIn Senate District 13, Democrat Aaron Woods beat John Velez with 57.7% of the vote compared to Velez's 42.2%.

Woods, a Wilsonville planning commissioner, faced Republican real estate broker Velez.

The district was represented by Republican Kim Thatcher of Keizer, who ran for election and won in District 11 after redistricting across Oregon drew her out of Senate District 13.

Appointed incumbent Janeen Sollman maintained her lead for Senate District 15 with 55.1% of the vote.

Sollman, who filled the role in January after then-Sen. Chuck Riley resigned at the end of 2021. Democrat Sollman ran for the seat against Republican Carolina Malmedal, a customer service supervisor for Alaska Airlines who thus far received 44.7% of the vote.

COURTESY PHOTO - Republican Suzanne WeberRepublican Suzanne Weber and Democrat and registered nurse Melissa Busch are running in Senate District 16.

Weber handily won Senate District 16 with 56.6% over Busch with 43.3%, flipping the district from Democratic control.

Weber currently represents House District 32 and was mayor and a city councilor in Tillamook.

Appointed Democratic Sen. Rachel Armitage didn't run for a full term. Armitage was appointed after Betsy Johnson, who ran unsuccessfully for governor this year, resigned from the Senate in late 2021.

Incumbent Democrat Elizabeth Steiner Hayward defeated Republican John Verbeek for Senate District 17 with 78.8% of the vote in the heavily Democratic district.COURTESY PHOTO - Democrat Elizabeth Steiner Hayward

Democrat Wlnsvey Campos won the three-way race for Senate District 18 with 55.9% of the vote, over Republican Kim Rice with 33.6% and nonaffiliated candidate Rich Vial with 10.4% of the vote, as of Monday afternoon.

Campos has represented House District 28 since being elected in 2020. Rice is a teacher. Vial is a former Republican representative for House District 26.

Incumbent Democrat Rob Wagner defeated Republican Ben Edtl for Senate District 19 with 66.5% of the vote.

State House of Representatives results

COURTESY PHOTO - Democrat Ben BowmanHouse District 25 was won by Democrat Ben Bowman with 64.6% of the vote against Republican Bob Niemeyer, a mechanical engineer, with 35.3%.

COURTESY PHOTO - Democrat Courtney NeronHouse District 26 is led by incumbent Courtney Neron with 53.1% of the vote over Republican Jason Fields.

Fields has a background in manufacturing and retail sales, and Neron was first elected to the seat in 2018.

Democrat Ken Helms has won House District 27 with 70.8% of the vote to retain his seat against Republican Sandra Nelson.

Incumbent Dacia Grayber defeated Republican Patrick Castles with 82% of the vote, as of 4:30 p.m. Monday.

COURTESY PHOTO - Democrat Susan McLainHouse District 29 continues to be led by Susan McLain with 52.8% of the vote over Gina Munster-Moore, a business owner who has been a volunteer with the Washington County Sheriff's Office. McLain is a retired teacher first elected in 2014.

In House District 30, appointed incumbent Nathan Sosa retained his seat against Joe Everton with 61.6% of the vote.

Sosa was appointed in late January for the remainder of Sollman's term, and is facing Everton, a software engineer and data scientist.

COURTESY PHOTO: BRIAN STOUT FOR STATE REPRESENTATIVE - Republican Brian G. StoutHouse District 31 was flipped by Republican Brian G. Stout with 59.5% of the vote over Democrat Anthony Sorace with 40.3%.

Stout is a graphics and printing production specialist and Republican precinct committee person in Columbia County, and Sorace, software and systems engineer and Columbia County Democratic Party chair.

Incumbent Democrat Brad Witt attempted to run for a House seat in Salem after redistricting made his district more Republican-friendly, but he lost in the primary.

In House District 33, incumbent Maxine Dexter retained her seat with 84.6% of the vote over Republican Stan Baumhofer.

House District 34 is led by incumbent Lisa Reynolds with 68% of the vote over Republican John Woods, a retired electronics technician.

COURTESY PHOTO: FARRAH CHAICHI - Democrat Farrah Chaichi
House District 35 will likely be represented by Democrat Farrah Chaichi, who has 66.4% of the vote over Daniel Martin.

Chaichi is a client intake coordinator for a Portland law firm, and Martin is the owner of Beaver Express Inc. delivery services.

COURTESY PHOTO - Democrat Hai PhamDemocrat Hai Pham is leading House District 36 with 60.7% of the vote over Republican Greer Trice, a self-described technologist.

PMG PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Democrat Jules WaltersIn House District 37, Jules Walters is leading Republican Aeric Estep with 58.9%, as of 4:30 p.m. Monday.

Walters is mayor of West Linn, and Estep is a construction account manager.

Editor's note: This story has been updated to reflect unofficial election results published at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14.


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