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Follow the results of Oregon's May 17th primary election ...

Jackson County: Voters Approve RVTD Levy & RCC Bond

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Voters gave increased bus operations in Jackson County the green light in Tuesday's primary. Measure 15-141, for the Rogue Valley Transportation District, led with 62 percent of votes as of 8pm. 

A bond measure to pay for $20 million in facilities improvements at Rogue Community College also won approval from Jackson and Josephine County voters. Initial counts had Measure 17-69 passing with 36,587 yes votes and 30,944 no votes between the two counties. The contribution of property owners in both counties will be 5 cents per $1,000 of assessed value. 

Republican Bob Strosser handily beat Jackson County Commissioner Doug Breidenthal, winning 49 percent of the GOP's primary votes in this partisan local race. As of 8pm Tuesday, Republican Gordon Challstrom had 26 percent of the vote, with Breidenthal garnering 25 percent. Strosser stands to challenge Democrat Jeff Thomas in the general election. 

Patricia Crain won the Circuit Court Judgeship with 60 percent of the vote, to David Orr's 40 percent.