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Two file for City Council position in Ward 3

The race to replace Woodburn City Council President Pete McCallum in Ward 3 looks to be a contested one, as two potential candidates have filed to run and are petitioning for signatures to appear on the ballot.

McCallum announced in April that he would not seek a fifth term in office.

Julie Anne Hughes previously sought the Ward 3 council position in 2010 and captured 43 percent of the vote, though it proved to be not enough to unseat McCallum. Reached by phone last week, she declined to discuss her campaign at this early stage, but confirmed that she will be taking another run at elected office.

A potential challenger for Hughes is Frank Comer, who is also currently serving out his first term on the Woodburn Planning Commission. Comer cited McCallum’s announcement that he would not seek re-election as one of the motivating factors in his decision to file.

The only other filer in Woodburn thus far has been Terry Will, who has thrown his hat into the ring in Ward 5. The incumbent in that ward, Councilor Frank Lonergan, has confirmed he will seek re-election, as has Councilor Jim Cox in Ward 4.

The only candidate to file in the city of Mount Angel remains Andrew Otte, who is seeking a second term as mayor.

No candidates or incumbents have yet filed in Hubbard, Donald, Gervais or St. Paul.

For information about filing for candidacy in Woodburn, call the city recorder’s office at 503-980-6318, or find the election packet on the city’s website, www.ci.woodburn.or.us.

For information about filing in Gervais, call 503-792-4900. For information about filing in Hubbard, call 503-981-9633. For information about filing in St. Paul, call 503-633-4971.

For information about filing in Mount Angel, call 503-845-9291. For information about filing in Donald, call 503-678-5543.

The general election is Nov. 4. The last day to file is Aug. 26.




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