The May primary election saw turnout surge across the Portland metro region, with more than 41 percent of those eligible casting votes. Total votes increased more than seven percent from the 2018 primary, but remained lower than both 2008 and 2016 primaries, which saw highly competitive presidential races at the top of the ticket. Going into election night, HBA interviewed dozens of candidates running for office and met with civic leaders advancing local funding measures in their cities. While not everyone we supported was victorious, we are extremely proud of the housing champions who won outright or advanced to the November general election. Martha Schrader retained her seat on the Clackamas County Board of Commissioners and Ken Humberston advanced to the November runoff. In Washington County, Roy Rogers won reelection to his commission seat, while in Yamhill, political newcomer Lindsay Berschauer won a seat on the county board of commissioners. In Beaverton, Mark Fagin and Allison Tivnon won their city council seat races outright and Denny Doyle advanced to a runoff for mayor. Portland saw Carmen Rubio win her race for city council and Bob Stacey retained his Metro Council seat. Additionally, critically important funding mechanisms passed for library and sheriff services in Washington County, school modernization in the Centennial and Canby school districts, road maintenance in Portland, and police services in Tigard. To learn more about our political engagement, contact Ezra Hammer at email@example.com.