Shemia Fagan takes Dem lead for Oregon Secretary of State

Your Local Election Headquarters

General election in November will decide the race

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The race to replace Bev Clarno as Oregon’s Secretary of State won’t be decided until November. But the May primary provided a great deal of clarity, at least early on for the Republican hopeful.

Kim Thatcher, a state lawmaker, won the primary race with 85.33% of the vote. She defeated veteran candidate David Stauffer.

Meanwhile, it was still a tight race for the Democratic nomination. As of 5:59 p.m. Wednesday, Shemia Fagan took a slim lead over Mark Hass (36.02% to 35.51%) with Jamie McLeod Skinner falling to 27.69%

Who will replace Bev Clarno as Oregon Secretary of State?

Clarno currently holds the position but is not seeking reelection. She was appointed by Gov. Kate Brown after the death of Secretary of State Dennis Richardson in February 2019.

Each party’s winner will face the other in the November general election.

KOIN 6 News is Your Local Election Headquarters
Stay with KOIN 6 News and for results after 8 p.m. Tuesday

Follow KOIN 6 for the latest news and weather


Download our FREE news and weather apps for iPhone, iPad and Android. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and sign up for our email newsletters.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Twitter News Widget

Trending Stories

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss