The Hermiston City Council's four incumbents sailed to a comfortable win Tuesday night over lone challenger Bill Myers.

Final results posted Wednesday morning showed 16-year councilor Rod Hardin leading the way with 2,453 votes, followed by fellow incumbents Joe Harn (2,298), Brian Misner (2,147) and Michael Calame (1,990). Myers finished with 1,592 votes, nearly 400 behind the next-lowest candidate.

Voters chose from any of the candidates in the five-way race, with the top four vote-getters earning the four at-large seats up for grabs.

Early returns showed Myers with a slim lead over Calame, but his deficit was erased by the next update just after 10 p.m. Myers fell short in his third attempt for public office in Hermiston. He ran for mayor against incumbent Bob Severson during the May primary, and competed for another city council seat in 2006.

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