EUGENE, Ore. -- Democrat Marty Wilde will take the District 11 seat in the Oregon House following the vote Tuesday.
At last check, Wilde took 57 percent of the vote, with Republican Mark Herbert receiving 43 percent.
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The seat, which is in a swing district split between conservative parts of rural Lane County and liberal parts of southeast Eugene, is currently held by Democrat Phil Barnhart, who is retiring after 17 years in office.
Wilde is the executive director of the Lane County Medical Society and also serves as a colonel in the Air National Guard.
During his campaign, Wilde spoke out against Measure 106, which would ban the use of taxpayer money to pay for abortions.
“A right without access isn’t really a right, and so it’s very important that everyone, regardless of the source of their insurance, be able to access a full range of reproductive health care,” Wilde said.
Wilde said he wants to make sure all Oregonians have access to affordable health care.
Herbert is a management consultant and former chair of the Lane County Planning Commission.
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