Dolores Wilms, supervisor of the Deschutes County Election Board, organizes ballots at the clerk’s office in Bend on Tuesday May 16.

Here's where key Central Oregon special district election races stand, based on Wednesday morning's preliminary results. To read more coverage of the races from The Bulletin staff, go to or click on the specific race's title. 


A La Pine Rural Fire Protection District ambulance leaves St. Charles Bend campus after taking a patient to the emergency room in 2020.

Bowman Museum

Thomas Stephens, 7, and his grandfather, Bill Anderson, look over some of the items on display at the Bowman Museum. According to Anderson, his grandson has ancestors who were among some of the early settlers in the area around Crook County. 

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Long and Variable

'Michael Sipe, who dropped out of the race earlier this month due to an impending move'

Uh huh. The pending defeat by ~67% in a five way race (lol) had nothing to do with it!


Greener pastures in Crook County, I would surmise. Although even there Mr. Sipe may soon run into the same demographic changes that prompted his exit from Deschutes.


Not smart. It was announced quite some time ago he moved to take care of his elderly mother who had medical issues.

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