Democrat Emerson Levy was narrowly leading Republican Michael Sipe in returns posted just after midnight Wednesday morning for the Oregon House of Representatives from the 53rd District
Levy had 50.69% of the vote to Sipe’s 49.24%.
From their Oregon voter’s pamphlet bio:
Sipe: “I’m a small business owner, not a lawyer or a career politician. I’m running for office because we need balance and commonsense in government. Central Oregon deserves a voice in our state legislature. Otherwise, the voices of Portland and Salem will rule Central Oregon.”
Levy: “As a mom, professional, and school safety advocate, the health and safety of Central Oregon is personal to me. That’s why, in Salem, you can trust me to champion our community. I will work to create good-paying jobs, invest in affordable housing, make our schools safer, build effective energy policies, address our changing climate and prepare for and prevent wildfires. As the only pro-choice candidate in this race, you can trust me to represent our shared values in Salem.”