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City councilor keeps seat in Democratic hands against Gresham police officer Adam Baker

Gladstone City Councilor Annessa Hartman has defeated Gresham police officer and Oregon City resident Adam Baker, according unofficial results of the Nov. 8 election, with only a few more votes still to count.Annessa Hartman

Hartman's margin of victory was less than 1%, with 49.48% voting for Baker and 50.42% for Hartman with only a few ballots with election-day postmarks left to count.

State Rep. Mark Meek, D-Gladstone, is vacating the seat and barely won his own election to the Oregon Senate. HD40 is continuing under largely the same boundaries following newly redistricted maps taking effect in 2022, covering Oregon City, Gladstone and parts of unincorporated Clackamas County.

For the Republican nomination, Baker defeated an Oregon City leader of the Proud Boys. Hartman in the Democratic primary took on two Oregon City residents who are involved in health care. She defeated them with over 47% of the vote in the May 17 election, compared with 36% for Charles Gallia and 15% for James Farley.

A member of the Cayuga Nation, Hartman has served on the caucuses for women and people of color in the League of Oregon Cities.

Hartman as a state representative plans fund urgent repairs to Oregon's electrical grid, oppose ODOT's plan to toll I-205 and prioritize housing affordability.

"Grow our economy by increasing accessible and affordable childcare, so that families can get back to work," she wrote.

Hartman's endorsements included State Reps. Rachel Prusak, Courtney Neron, Tawna Sanchez, Andrea Valderrama, Ricki Ruiz and Akasha Lawrence-Spence; Gladstone Councilors Matt Tracy and Tracy Todd; Gladstone School Board members Ginger Zimtbaum and Donna Diggs; and TriMet Board and North Clackamas School Board member Kathy Wai.

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