Nonaffiliated candidate Betsy Johnson was a distant third, but the race remains too close to call.
If Tuesday’s results hold, Salem will have a politically mixed delegation, with three new faces in the House and two state senators winning re-election.
Deanna Gwyn was leading Dynee Medlock by fewer than 200 votes in the ward 4 council race following initial ballot counts Tuesday night.
Democrat Andrea Salinas was up in the race to represent the 6th Congressional District, which includes Salem.
An initial vote tally Tuesday night had Marion County prosecutor Amy Queen ahead of Circuit Judge Erious Johnson in the race for his seat. Meanwhile, the incumbent Marion County Commissioners Kevin Cameron and Colm Willis were leading their challengers.
Preliminary results also show local voters supporting bans on psilocybin facilities in unincorporated areas of Marion and Polk counties.
We’ll post results in local and statewide races here shortly after 8 p.m. Tuesday and update as more ballots are counted.
About 15,000 people have no stable shelter in Oregon, data shows.
Democratic Rep. Chris Hoy was sworn in as mayor of Salem last week
Managing Editor Rachel Alexander explains why we may not know the outcome of some races on Election Night, and how Salem Reporter’s team works to deliver accurate, clear information.