A federal judge will decide early next week whether to temporarily halt Measure 114 from going into effect on Dec. 8, as court challenges against it proceed.
Republican Mike Erickson sued Democrat Andrea Salinas under a state law that would allow a judge to prevent Salinas from taking office.
Sen. Rob Wagner, D-Lake Oswego, will be the Senate’s first new president in 20 years.
After Republican Lori Chavez-DeRemer flipped the district, Schrader and national pundits argued Democrats erred by nominating a progressive.
A near-final ballot count Tuesday shows real estate broker Deanna Gwyn, whose campaign focused on public safety, winning the race to represent Ward 4.
Ed Dover, a political scientist and professor of 30 years at Western Oregon University, will give a talk on local, state and national elections at the Willamette Heritage Center’s Day House.
Measure 114 passed thanks to urban support but it could be months before it goes into effect because rules have to be written and it could prompt a legal fight.
Salinas edged out Republican supply-chain executive Mike Erickson.
On Sunday, the Associated Press announced that the former mayor of Happy Valley had won the race against Democrat Jamie-McLeod-Skinner, an attorney and regional emergency manager from central Oregon.
Results updated Thursday evening showed nearly all Salem-area races settled, with no changes from election night.