Use this space to discuss any and all local races across the state. A far-from-exhaustive list:
Will Larry Sowa hang on and beat Lynn Peterson in the Clackamas County race? In Multnomah County, what did you think of the campaigns waged by Lew Frederick and Jeff Cogen? Will upstart Shane Bemis defeat Mayor Chuck Becker for re-election in Gresham, Oregon's fourth-largest city? What about that competitive Bend City Council race? Will the mayor of Astoria get re-elected to a fifth term despite picking up his third DUI? Any other races keeping your interest?