Jackie Linton’s recent election to the Hermiston City Council is the latest of many proud moments for the city. Events like this one are exciting, as they showcase and promote the diversity of our local government. As we celebrate this historic moment, however, let’s not lose sight of just one of the positive aspects that already exist about the council.

Take note of the quality people who have lined up for a chance to be on the council. The council has eight members, and four of the seats were up for grabs. Three of four of the seats were contested, with only Councilor Jackie Myers running unopposed.

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