REDMOND, OR -- Redmond Mayor George Endicott has won a sixth term. He declared himself victorious over former Mayor Ed Fitch, early on in the evening, "About 10 after eight, we got to announce that we were going from an election party to a victory party. So, that makes you feel good." Endicott beat Fitch by a nearly 14% margin.
He tells KBND News he's looking forward to the future, "We've got these new hotels talking about coming in, working with them, looking at, if we can arrange it, this new Emergency operations Center here in Redmond, we have the new piece of our Centennial Park to do, we bought that other chunk of land down in the canyon, sometime here in the near future, we're going to have to start addressing an expansion of the sewer treatment plant again." He adds, "We still have places to go and things to do. I mean, we do have some plans, going forward, as we're continuing to grow. So, there's enough to keep us busy."
Endicott's wife will soon join the Mayor at City Hall. Krisanna Clark-Endicott, who is the former Mayor of Sherwood, was elected to City Council, along with incumbents Jon Bullock and Jay Patrick. There were three openings, this election, with four candidates. Bullock received the most votes (29.66%), closely followed by Patrick (28.82%). Clark-Endicott came in third (22.96%). Josefina Riggs was the runner up, with just 17.43% of the vote.