Jefferson County residents appear to have re-elected commissioner Mae Huston for one of two county commissioner positions in Tuesday’s primary election.

Huston, 67, of Culver, was leading challenger Kim Schmith for the nonpartisan position.

“We both ran good races,” Schmith said. “There are still many areas of the county I want to work on, and the election is only one way to work with the county.

Win or lose, I look forward to seeing these issues getting addressed.”

Huston was elected to the Jefferson County Commission after a close race against former Madras city councilor Tom Brown in 2014.

She has been involved with the Madras Area Community Action Team, the Culver Urban Renewal District, the Madras-Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce and the Juniper Branch of Family Finders.

Huston has worked in customer service for Earth2o, a Culver-based bottled water company, and as tax preparer for H&R Block. She also spent 11 years as an administrative secretary for the Rockwood Water Public District board of directors in Multnomah County.

— Reporter: 541-617-7829, acolosky@bendbulletin.com

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