While Portland Transport didn’t cover the primary election, there were some issues and offices with a direct impact on transit/land use: All election returns are unofficial at the time of this writing, but the races have been called by local media:
- Milwaukie voters narrowly passed a measure to finance the city’s contribution to Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail.
- An attempt by conservative activists to install two more conservatives on the Clackamas County Commission (after electing two conservatives in 2012 on an anti-density platform) failed, as incumbents Paul Savas and Jim Bernard both win re-election. (Speaking of conservative Clackamas County commissioners, Tootie Smith wins the GOP primary election for the Fifth Congressional District, and will face Democratic incumbent Kurt Schrader in the fall).
- In the city of Damascus, there will be a run-off election between two competing comprehensive plans, neither garnering a majority.
- In Washington County, three incumbent commissioners defeat a slate of pro-environmentalist challengers, including former congresswoman Elizabeth Furse.
- Metro President Tom Hughes, and councilors Carlotta Collette, Kathryn Harrington and Shirley Craddick all win re-election, the latter three running unopposed. This will be Hughes’ and Harrington’s final term due to term limits.