PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Incumbent Jo Ann Hardesty has officially conceded to challenger Rene Gonzalez in the race for Portland city commissioner. Click here to read more about her concession.

Preliminary results show that Gonzalez is maintaining a comfortable lead with 54.53% of the vote. So far 114,408 votes have been counted for Gonzalez. Hardesty is trailing with a reported 95,401 votes.

The latest Multnomah County Elections Division results show that 114,006 votes have been counted for Gonzalez in Multnomah County. Hardesty has received 95,187 votes among Multnomah County voters.

Hardesty at her election party in Downtown. | KOIN 6

Gonzalez is also leading Hardesty in areas of Portland located in Clackamas and Washington Counties. In Clackamas County, 136 votes have been counted for Gonzalez and 57 have been counted for Hardesty. In Washington County, Gonzalez has 266 votes to Hardesty’s 157.

Gonzalez celebrating the lead from his campaign office. | KOIN 6

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The race between Hardesty and Gonzalez has been contentious after both candidates failed to break the 50% threshold that was required to win the seat in the May primaries. Things got personal between the two in October during a KOIN 6 moderated debate, where they traded jabs about campaign financing and local representation.