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Southwest Oregon election roundup

There were no statewide races or measures on Oregon’s Election Day ballot Tuesday, but here's a round-up of results from some local measures in southwest Oregon.

* In Jackson County, a proposal to make the county assessor a non-elected position was soundly defeated.

* The Josephine County jail levy and the animal shelter levy both passed by a 2-to-1 margin and fire department levies in the Illinois Valley and Williams were approved 80 to 20 percent.

* Voters in Douglas County voted overwhelmingly to approve repairs to the historic Winchester Dam on the North Umpqua River.

* Coos County voters decisively defeated school levies in Coquille and North Bend.

* The proposed South Coast Parks and Recreation District in Curry County was shot down 61-to-39 percent.

* The Western Lane County Ambulance District 5-year levy passed 56-to-44 percent.

Liam Moriarty has been covering news in the Pacific Northwest for three decades. He served two stints as JPR News Director and retired full-time from JPR at the end of 2021. Liam now edits and curates the news on JPR's website and digital platforms.