Chuck Bennett appears to win 3rd term as Salem mayor

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Chuck Bennett running against political newcomer Brooke Jackson

Salem Mayor Chuck Bennett and challenger Brooke Jackson, May 2020 (Websites)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Salem voters appeared to give Mayor Chuck Bennett a third term leading Oregon’s capital city in the primary election on Tuesday.

By 11:53 a.m. Wednesday, combined results from Marion and Polk counties showed Bennett was leading 62.12% to opponent Brooke Jackson’s 37.34%.

Bennett told KOIN 6 News he’s proud of the revitalization of the downtown area and hopes it returns after the pandemic. He’s also proud of the programs in place for the homeless.

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KOIN 6 News tried multiple times to reach Jackson but did not receive a reply.

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