At 8:15 p.m., with about 53 percent of Umatilla County ballots counted, preliminary results show incumbent Commissioner Dennis Doherty edging ahead of challenger Glenn Youngman.
So far Doherty has received 4,638 votes, while Youngman has received 3,148. These results show Doherty with a 1,490-vote lead on Youngman. Percentage wise, the preliminary results show Doherty capturing 59.32 percent of the vote and Youngman receiving 40.27 percent.
There are also 1,595 undervotes listed on these preliminary results. An undervote is when a voter doesn't vote for either candidate.