HAPPY VALLEY, OR- Lori Chavez-DeRemer defeated Janelle Bynum for the Independent Party nomination for House District 51, scoring a decisive victory with more than 64% of the vote in the May Primary (109-61 votes). Additionally, Chavez-DeRemer received more Independent write-in votes than Bynum in both Clackamas and Multnomah counties.
Chavez-DeRemer has been a nonpartisan Mayor for the last 8 years, and has consistently worked with her colleagues on the City Council regardless of party to ensure Happy Valley residents get what they need; she has received a unanimous endorsement from the Happy Valley City Council, which consists of Republicans, Democrats, and Independents. Additionally, Lori was a pivotal member of a bipartisan Mayors’ group that lobbied for the 2017 Transportation Package (HB 2017), legislation that brought meaningful dollars back to House District 51 to improve roads and sidewalks.
“I am honored, humbled, and I gracefully accept the Independent Party’s nomination for House District 51 in November,” Chavez-DeRemer said. “I have a proven track record of inviting all sides to the table to do what’s best for my constituents. Independent voters in the district are frustrated with partisan politics and empty promises made by their leaders. They deserve better, and I will continue to be an independent thinker when I am elected.”
Write-in results were certified on June 4th when Mayor Chavez-DeRemer clinched the party’s nomination.
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