The November General Election saw turnout surge across Oregon and the greater Portland metro region, with more than 81 percent of those eligible casting votes. Going into election night, HBA interviewed over 90 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 pro-housing candidates who won on Tuesday! Mary Nolan won a seat on the Metro Council, replacing the outgoing Sam Chase. In Clackamas County, several local candidates were victorious including Happy Valley’s David Emami and David Golobay, both incumbent city councilors. In Lake Oswego, Massene Mboup secured an open seat on the Council, while both of Wilsonville’s incumbent councilors, Kristin Akervall and Joann Linville, held onto their seats. Additionally, several races remain too close to call. Multnomah County saw several big elections, including Sue Piazza who secured an open seat on Gresham City Council. Ted Wheeler won re-election for Portland Mayor and Mingus Mapps cruzed to victory, unseating a sitting City Commissioner. Additionally, the Portand’s Park Bond won overwhelming support. One race remains too close to call. Washington County saw major changes with Nafisa Fai winning Dick Schouten’s long-held Washington County Commission Seat. Nadia Hasan won the new City Council seat in Beaverton. In Hillsboro, HBA-endorsed candidates swept with Steve Callaway winning a second term for Mayor and Anthony Martin and Gina Roletto winning City Council seats. Shawna Thompson and Kate Mohr both won seats on the City Council in King City. In Sherwood, Renee Brouse won another term on the Sherwood City Council. Tigard residents handed victories to Heidi Lueb and Jeanette Shaw, both of whom HBA endorsed. In Yamhill County, HBA-endorsed candidates swept in McMinnville, with Scott Hill winning reelection as Mayor, and Kellie Menke and Chris Chenoweth winning City Council seats. In Newberg, Elise Yarnell and Denise Bacon both won reelection to City Council. To learn more about our political engagement, contact Ezra Hammer at firstname.lastname@example.org.