Woods wins Democratic nomination for Senate District 13
Wilsonville Planning Commissioner Aaron Woods appears to have won the Democratic primary for Senate District 13.
In the latest returns, Woods maintained a commanding lead of 55% to 44% over West Linn-Wilsonville School Board Chair Chelsea King. The district includes Wilsonville, Tigard, Sherwood, King City and other areas. King said she had called Woods to concede the race.
"Until it's of course certified it's not official, but I would say at this juncture I am the winner for District 13," Woods said.
He added that he was happy to see no negative campaigning during the race and said King — a fellow Wilsonville resident — ran a very good campaign. He expressed confidence in his ability to win November's general election against Republican real estate broker John Velez.
"I think when you look at my platform, my platform resonated of course with the majority of people and that's why I believe I have 55% of the overall vote," Woods said.
Despite the apparent loss, King said the campaign was an amazing experience.
"It didn't turn out the way I wanted it to of course, but we still ran an amazing campaign and I totally respect that the voters made their choice," she said.
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