▶️ Melanie Kebler appears headed for victory in Bend Mayor race


Bend City Councilor Melanie Kebler appeared headed to victory in Bend’s mayoral race Wednesday.

Kebler was leading former city councilor Chris Piper 55% to 45% with about 44,000 votes counted. The margin was little changed from the night before.

Out of an unofficial tally of 108,694 ballots returned in Deschutes County, 103,247 had been counted, according to the Secretary of State’s office. 

Kebler was holding about a 4,400 vote lead.

Central Oregon Daily’s Morgan Gwynn recently down with the two candidates to learn more about how they plan to lead Bend if elected.

Why are they running for Bend mayor?


What will their first day in office as Bend mayor look like?


How will the candidates tackle Bend’s growth and housing affordability?


What should Hunnel Road in Bend look like?


Do they support a Bend camping code? Why or why not?



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