This news has been updated with the 23:00 election results published on Tuesday, November 8.
Nine different seats in the Oregon Legislature in Lane County were up for grabs in the Nov. 8 general election.
Senate District 4
State Sen. Floyd Prozanski, a Democrat, won re-election on Tuesday.
After a runoff of results Tuesday night, Prozanski won with 82.24 percent of the vote over Libertarian Eric Pinnell, who owns vape shops in Eugene and Springfield. Pinnell has 17.06% of the vote.
Prozanski also works as a city attorney under contract with the cities of Florence, Eugene and Springfield. He chairs the state Senate’s Judiciary Committee and said the most important concern he has working in the Legislature is fixing the current shortage of public defenders for indigent criminal defendants across the state.
Senate District 6
Republican candidate and dentist Cedric Hayden, who currently represents District 7 in the Oregon House of Representatives, was declared the winner of District 6 by the Associated Press with 65.43 percent of the vote after Tuesday’s runoff.
He beat Democrat Ashley Pelton with 34.40% of the vote.
Two candidates were vying for the newly created Oregon Senate District 6 seat, which covers a largely rural area. It includes most of Linn County, parts of south, north and east Lane and part of Marion County.
Last year, Hayden successfully introduced legislation to create a grant program to help low-income residents and reimburse those illegally incarcerated.
Senate District 7
Incumbent state Sen. James Manning Jr., a Democrat running on the Working Families Party ticket, won the election in Tuesday night’s primary.
Manning was declared the winner by the Associated Press with 64.23% of the vote over Republican Raquel Ivey, a pharmacy technician and auto broker, with 35.44% after a runoff.
Manninga US Army veteran and former commissioner of the Eugene Water and Power Board, was appointed to the Oregon State Senate for Senate District 7 in 2016. If re-elected, Manning said he would bring a record of work prepared to the state legislature for a vote. His strength helped lead the way in developing a state-wide health insurance plan.
District of house 7
John Lively, a Democrat from Springfield, leads Tuesday with 51.36 percent over Alan Stout, a Republican who lives in Springfield, who won 48.05 percent of the vote after a runoff. Life represented District 12 until redistricting changed boundaries.
Issues he has focused on while in the Legislature include transportation, safe routes to schools, student success, early education, child care and supporting small businesses, Zindagi said. He worked in the city council and mayor.
Stout said homelessness and crime are two issues he will focus on, along with affordability. Stout was born and raised in Eugene. He has lived in Springfield since 2016, where he runs a small business.
District of house 8
Paul Holvey, Democrat of Eugene, won re-election to represent the 8th District, based on voter returns as of 11 p.m. Tuesday.
Holway won 84.64% of the vote over Michael F. Moore, a native of Eugene, won the Republican nomination with 15.17 percent of the vote.
If re-elected, Holway said she would like to focus on areas such as childcare, environmental issues and responding to climate change, along with other areas.
District of house 9
Florence resident Jerry Rast, who is running as a Democrat, is running for the 9th District seat, challenging Republican Boomer Wright, who currently represents the district.
After the second round of results on Tuesday evening, Wright is slightly ahead of Rustam, with 58.36% for Wright and 41.49% for Rust.
Rust said he is concerned with issues such as transportation, housing, senior services, veterans and protecting women’s rights to abortion access. Rust founded Hoedads Cooperative, a cooperative of tree planting and forestry workers in Eugene.
Wright, who lives near Reedsport, spent 31 years in public education in a variety of roles, including teacher, coach, principal and supervisor. Issues Wright said he wants to focus on include affordable housing, the workforce, child care, education and the homeless.
District of the 12th house
Republican Charlie Conrad won the 12th District state representative race, beating Michelle Emmons, who ran as a Democrat and independent.
After a runoff of results Tuesday night, Conrad leads Emmons with 57.55 percent of the vote for Conrad and 42.36 percent for Emmons.
Conrad declared victory in a statement after the results at 11pm on Tuesday.
“With such a close race early on, I am extremely grateful to have received such a large amount of support in this general election,” Conrad said in a statement. “Thank you for my vote and confidence in representing House 12 in Salem.”
After the first results were tallied, Emmons said he hoped voters “researched the candidates and voted for the best candidate for the job.”
“I can’t really say anything about the first results,” he said. “My sense is that it could be a close race, but there’s a slight edge in the Republican population here, and we had a low turnout.”
Conrad is a former law enforcement officer who currently works as an operations supervisor at Lane Events Center and lives in Dexter. Conrad said he wants to focus on public safety and the economy, whether it’s improving job opportunities, fighting inflation or supporting local businesses. Conrad handled a $450,000 overage lawsuit against the city of Springfield in 2015.
District of house 13
State Rep. Nancy Nathanson, a Democrat from Eugene, won re-election, defeating Republican challenger Timothy “Sean” Sutherland in the 13th District.
After the second round of results on Tuesday evening, Nathanson had 65.02% of the vote and Sutherland 34.85%.
Nathanson said he wants to continue working for Oregonians and helping communities in areas such as addressing real issues with homelessness, public safety and education.
House of the 14th district
State Rep. Julie Fahey, a West Eugene Democrat and the state House Majority Leader representing the 14th District, was re-elected.
After a runoff of results Tuesday night, Fahey leads Republican challenger Stan Stubblefield with 59.52% to Stubblefield’s 40.30%.
Fahey was elected Majority Leader by Oregon House Democrats in 2022. Fahey said he is running for re-election to continue working to address issues of concern to his constituents, including housing and homelessness, the economy, education and public safety.
Louis Krauss covers breaking news for The Register-Guard. Get in touch with him [email protected]and follow him on Twitter @LouisKraussNews.