Tawna Sanchez is headed for the Oregon Legislature. Chloe Eudaly is headed for a runoff with Portland City Commissioner Steve Novick.
The two tightest races in the Portland area were settled this afternoon by the last significant batch of returns from Multnomah County Elections.
Sanchez defeated Roberta Phillip-Robbins for the House District 43 seat by 105 votes. That's less than a single percentage point, but outside the threshold triggering an automatic recount.
Eudaly, owner of Reading Frenzy bookstore, completed a comeback second-place showing in her Portland City Council race, finishing with 15 percent of the vote, nudging out architect Stuart Emmons by 1,501 votes. (That's also well outside the margin for a recount.)
Novick finished first, but because he received only 42.7 percent of the vote, he and Eudaly will face off in November.
About 99.6 percent of ballots have now been counted—leaving precious little room to change the results.
UPDATE, 4:30 pm: "I'm looking forward to the campaign and to some lively debate," says Eudaly, who described her cellphone "blowing up" with congratulatory texts.
She's already stumping for November—pledging to limit campaign contributions from people and companies doing business with the city, and urging Novick to do the same.
"I'd love to have him join me," Eudaly says, "as a fellow Bernie Sanders supporter."