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May 21 Special Districts Election results

Kirby Neumann-Rea

Both revenue requests from Hood River County failed on the May 21 ballot.Chrissy Reitz easily secured her Position 1 seat on the Hood River County School Board, and Kristi Chapman will be the newest Port of Hood River Commission member.On Measure 14-65, the five-year local option levy, the vote was 3,470 no to 3,280 yes, a 51.43 percent to 48.57 percent margin.Measure 14-66, the food and beverage tax proposal, went down much harder, 4,035 no to 2,751 yes, or 59.45 to 40.55 percent.Hood River County issued unofficial results Tuesday night; the final numbers are subject to certification in two weeks.Turnout was 41.2 percent: 6,764 out of 14,656 voters cast their ballots. About 100 ballots remain uncounted because of questions of their authenticity, mainly due to invalid or inconsistent sign… Read more