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Council, mayor positions up for re-election in the fall


In addition to runoff elections for Yamhill County sheriff and Yamhill County Commissioner Position 3, three Newberg City Council positions and the mayor spot are up for election next fall.

In the City Council, Districts 2, 4 and 6 are up for re-election. District 4 is currently held by Bart Rierson, who said he will not seek re-election.

“I was recently appointed to both the (Chehalem Park and Recreation District) and Willamette Riverkeeper boards, so I won’t have enough time to dedicate to the City Council position,” Rierson said. “This work has been very rewarding. I hope your readers can help recruit somebody from District 4 to fill my position.”

District 2 is held by Stephen McKinney, who was not available for comment as to whether he will seek re-election. District 6 is held by Ryan Howard, who is on the November ballot as a Democrat for State Senate District 13. By law, he cannot run for or hold both positions, although he didn’t respond to calls for comment on his plans for the fall.

Mayor Bob Andrews said he plans to seek a third term.

Candidacy packets will be available as of June 4 and the deadline to file for a position is Aug. 14. Candidates interested in a City Council position must reside in the district they wish to represent. Mayoral candidates only need to live within the city limits.

For more information, visit www.newbergoregon.gov/ citymanager/2014-elections.