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HERMISTON — Hermiston will have a new mayor next year if the voting trend holds up and it will be Doug Primmer, the Hermiston City Council president.

Primmer received 1,032 votes or 50.6% of the total to top three other mayoral candidates in the election May 21, according to unofficial results from the Umatilla County Elections Division. City Councilor Jackie Linton was second with 495 votes or 24.3%, Councilor Nancy Peterson received 331 votes or 16.2% and Manuel Salazar, a Hermiston High School senior, received 173 votes or 8.5%. There also were nine write-ins.

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