Horsford leading in lone contested Tualatin City Council race
Although Kelly Horsford had a slight lead in a race to win the Tualatin City Council's Position 5 seat, Tuesday's race was still too close to call. As of 8:40 p.m. Tuesday, Horsford had collected 50.17% and Octavio Gonzalez had 49.31%.
Results are from just after 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8. They remain unofficial and subject to change as additional votes are counted.
Octavio Gonzalez is an account manager for a large landscaping company. Kelley Horsford is a registered nurse and stay-at-home mom.
Both are vying for a seat currently held by Nancy Grimes, who can't run because of a term limit amendment added to the city charter with voter approval in 2016.
Gonzalez is on the Tigard-Tualatin School District's budget committee and is on a community advisory committee for the school district's strategic planning committee. Horsford has volunteered in local schools for almost a decade, where she has advocated for inclusion and special education.
Meanwhile, both Maria Reyes and Bridget Brooks will return to their Position 1 and 3 seats, respectively, having been unchallenged in this year's council race. Returned too will be Mayor Frank Bubenik, who had no contenders for a seat he's occupied for four years.
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