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Dispatches from public radio's correspondent at the Oregon Legislature. This is a venue for political and policy coverage of the state government in Salem and its impact on the people of Oregon.

Sherwood Voters Oust Two Council Members In Recall Election

City of Sherwood

Voters in the Portland suburb of Sherwood, Oregon, have voted overwhelmingly to remove two city council members from office.

In unofficial results from the Washington County Elections office, roughly 75 percent of Sherwood voters decided to oust Jennifer Harris and Sally Robinson. Both were in the middle of a four-year term that would have lasted until January 2019.

The Sherwood resident who filed the recall petitions was upset the two council members wanted an out-of-state management company to run the city-owned recreation center.

The recall petition also targeted Krisanna Clark-Endicott, the mayor of Sherwood. But she chose to resign rather than face a recall.

This is the third successful recall in Oregon this year. Voters in the cities of Gladstone and Jefferson also removed city officials from office.