David Loveall and wife Nita are familiar figures in Springfield.
According to official election results Friday, two of the three local officials running for reelection in competitive races held off their opponents.
No race was close enough to automatically trigger a recount, and no candidate had officially requested one by Tuesday morning, according to the Lane County Clerk’s Office. The deadline to file for a recount was June 21.
Jennifer Yeh, who serves Ward 4 on the Eugene City Council, and Heather Buch, who serves East Lane County on the Board of Commissioners, held their seats.
The final results show Dave Loveall beating out incumbent Joe Bearney, who represents Springfield on the Lane County Board of Commissioners, by just 98 votes.
A few new faces will still be seen on local boards, as people won bids for open seats.
Here’s a look at the full election results for Lane County:
Board of Commissioners
• In the race for District 2, which covers Springfield, David Loveall edged out incumbent Berney by 98 votes − less than 1% of the nearly 14,800 ballots cast in that race. The challenger for the District 5 seat, which covers eastern Lane County, didn’t fare as well as Loveall. Kyle Blain, a city councilor in Coburg, challenged incumbent Buch but lost by 475 votes. The two remaining districts on the board, which represent north Eugene and south Eugene, will be on the ballot in 2024. Currently, Pat Farr represents north Eugene in District 4, and Laurie Trieger represents south Eugene in District 3.
There was a four-way race for the District 1 seat Commissioner Jay Bozievich is vacating. Five people had filed for the seat, but one candidate dropped out for personal reasons. Ryan Ceniga and Dawn Lesley will vie for the seat in November after getting the most votes but failing to get more than 50% of the more than 21,000 votes cast for the seat, which represents the western portion of the county. Ceniga, a Eugene Water & Electric Board employee who serves on the Junction City School Board, got 42.6% of the vote. Lesley, an environmental engineer who serves as vice-chair of the Lane County Budget Committee and ran for the seat in 2014, got 41.1% of the vote.
Springfield City Council
• Three seats on the Springfield City Council were up for election this year:
Ward 1: Michelle Webber, who sits on the Lane Transit District Board of Directors, ran unopposed for the seat. She’ll be new to the council.
Ward 2: Incumbent Steve Moe ran unopposed.
Ward 5: Victoria Doyle got 53.3% of around 10,100 votes cast, edging out Mark Molina for the seat that Marilee Woodrow is vacating.
The other council seats are up for election in 2024. They’re currently held by:
Ward 3: Kori Rodley
Ward 4: Leonard Stoehr
Ward 6: Joe Pishioneri
Lane County Assessor
• Two internal candidates ran to replace Michael Cowles, who is retiring as the head of the county’s Assessment and Taxation Department. Mary Vuksich-Schafer edged out Faith Bowlsby with 66.8% of the nearly 74,500 votes cast in the race.
• There were no contested races in the primary for Lane County seats in the Oregon State Senate. Floyd Prozanski, a Democrat from Eugene, ran unopposed for reelection to District 4. There will be two contested races in November:
District 6: Cedric Hayden, a Republican from Lane County, and Ashley Pelton, a Democrat from Cottage Grove, will vie for the seat.
District 7: James Manning Jr., a Democrat from Eugene, is running for reelection and faces a challenger in Raquel Ivie, an auto broker from Eugene who won the Republican nomination.
• The primary election set the course for several state house races. There will be a contested race for all but one of the six Oregon State House seats on the general election ballot in Lane County:
District 7: John Lively, a Democrat from Springfield, is running to continue representing the city in District 7 (he represented District 12 until redistricting changed the boundaries). He faces challenger Alan Stout, a Republican from Springfield who won the party nomination with 82.6% of the vote.
District 8: Paul Holvey, a Democrat from Eugene, is seeking reelection and faces Michael Moore, a Eugene resident who won the Republican nomination.
District 12: Michelle Emmons, an Oakridge resident who works for Willamette Riverkeeper, won the Democratic nomination and will face Charlie Conrad, who eked out the Republican nomination by less than 100 votes.
District 13: Nancy Nathanson, a Democrat, is running for reelection and faces Timothy Sutherland, a Eugene resident who won the Republican nomination.
District 14: Julie Fahey, a Democrat, is running for reelection and faces Stan Stubblefield, who owns De Casa Fine Food and won the Republican nomination with 85.4% of the vote.
District 9: Boomer Wright, a Republican from Douglas County, is running unopposed for reelection.
There are more local races on the ballot in the general election including Springfield mayor, three seats on the Springfield Utility Board and mayor and city council seats in other cities in Lane County, such as Florence, Cottage Grove and Oakridge.