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Shelley Otte joins incumbents Pete Wall and David Hoffer in victory in six-person city council race

COURTESY PHOTO - Mount Angel mayor-elect Don Fleck.The city of Mount Angel is poised to see its third mayor in the past two years following results of the Nov. 3 election.

After the most recent ballot tallies from Marion County, councilor Don Fleck holds a 779-701 lead over incumbent mayor Kelly Grassman, and is hte presumptive winner for the city's lead elected official.

Grassman was appointed to the position in 2019 following the resignation of former mayor Andrew Otte, and will cede the position to Fleck, who has served on the City Council since 2014.

A former Mount Angel Fire Chief, Fleck has won two terms on the city council following a 38-year career in fire service with Mount Angel and Salem.

He will lead a city council that saw the reelection of incumbents Pete Wall and David Hoffer in a crowded six-person race for three open seats. Shelley Otte will join the city council, filling the seat of Sarah Bauman, who did not file to retain her seat.

With Fleck vacating his council seat to become mayor, the Mount Angel City Council will soon be selecting a replacement to fill the remaining two years of his position that will run through Dec. 31, 2022.



Don Fleck — 779 (52.64%)

Kelly Grassman — 701 (47.36%)

City Council (Vote for three)

Pete Wall — 786 (21.93%)

Shelley Otte — 705 (19.67%)

David Hoffer — 665 (18.55%)

Tony Astorga — 604 (16.85%)

Michael Kehoe — 466 (13.00%) David Sylvia — 358 (9.99%)

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