Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, May 21, 1980, Section A, Page 6, Image 6

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    Margie Hendrikaen (at right)
Dist. 40 contest narrowed
• _ - ---Lmrr H/OO the.
Voters in Lane County's House District 4C
were decisive in handing victories Tuesday o
Democrat Margie Hendriksen and Republican
Shirley Whitehead, appearing to have no problem
at all in choosing from the state's most crowded
primary race. _.
Hendriksen won 2,433 to 1,205 for 31 perce
of the vote over her nearest opponent, Larry
Perry, a former two-term Oregon legislator who
received 15 percent. Six other Democrats ran for
that seat. ... u
Whitehead beat out her only opponent, Nick
Tri, by a margin of 3,127 to 1,952 for 53 percent of
the vote. Tri received 33 percent.
Both women took early leads and never
looked back, in what was thought by political
aficionados to be a close contest on both tickets.
Counting independent candidate Bruce Ander
son, who will appear on the November ballot, a
total of 10 candidates surged to fill the District 40
void created when three-term incumbent David
Frohnmayer announced he would not seek re
election to that seat.
"I don't believe it," said Hendriksen of her
surprisingly easy win. "I expected to do well, but I
hated to say anything early on."
A thorough study of District 40 needs and the
implementation of a well-thought-out "plan by
150 dedicated caniMa'S" — "— —
for the victory, Hendriksen said.
• We just want to keep on rolling, said Mona
Sturges, Hendriksen’s campaign manager. The
reason Hendriksen won is because she has a
broad background and can speak to the varied
concerns among District 40 voters, Sturges said.
Hendriksen said her campaign wasn’t letting
up a bit noting that she and her supporters will
meet Thursday to plan strategy for the November
qeneral election.
Whitehead’s win over Tri wasn t as suprising
as the Democratic outcome, but it was no less
decisive.
"Having watched a number of elections clo
sely, I was sure I was going to hold the lead for the
evening after the first returns put me in front,”
Whitehead said.
But Whitehead admitted to some tactical
errors in running her primary campaign. "We
decided to stay away from the issues in the
primary, and that made me appear to not to have a
very wide perspective, but it seems to have won us
the election,” she said.
White said she would “kick back ’ a bit before
hitting the campaign trail to the November elec
tions, but added that her campaign committee
would remain active.
Fadeley defeats Hall, but by only 11 voies
Nancy Fadeley narrowly
defeated Peggy Hall by 17
votes, gaining the District 42
Democratic nomination in one
of the most hotly contested
races in Tuesday's primary.
In a race which wasn’t decid
ed until the final vote was
counted, Fadeley garnered
3,348 votes — 47.95 percent —
to Hall’s 3,331 - 47.71 percent
— to seal the nomination and
virtually ensure her re-election
in November. No candidates ran
for the Republican nomination
in District 42, which encom
passes Springfield, Glenwood
and a portion of east Eugene.
The final outcome of the race
remained unknown until the fin
al tally. Throughout the night,
the vote swung between the two
candidates.
At one point in the evening,
Fadeley led by 125 votes, but
slowly dropped to a 57-vote lead
before Hall overtook her.
. Hall’s lead lengthened from
43 to 105 votes with only three
precincts left to report.
Two of the three precincts
uncounted at 1 a m. were in
Springfield, while the third in
cluded a portion of Fadeley’s
precinct.
Fadeley, who has been the
District 42 representative for the
past decade, said she would
analyze the vote and wait for the
final count before being de
clared the victor. Under Oregon
law, strongly contested elec
tions are automatically recount
ed.
But Fadeley added that today
she would "go around and give
everyone in my precinct a hug.”
Voters referred to her legisla
tive record showing her con
cern for the needs of the ci
tizens of Springfield when
deciding how to vote, Fadeley
said. "I think I have made a
contribution to the state and to
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6 Section A
the individual citizens of
Springfield. The voters know
this.
"If I do return (to the Legisla
ture), I’ll continue working at it. I
think I have an understanding of
what my constituents want.
"My legislative service has
been an important part in my
life,” Fadeley said. “I hope I can
continue with it. I’m glad the
voters have decided to allow me
to represent them in the Legis
lature again. They know I work
for them.”
After the final tally was an
nounced, her husband, state
Sen. Ed Fadeley, D-Eugene,
said “the environment and the
living conditions of the people in
Oregon are going 10 dc ueuer
(because Nancy Fadeley
received the nomination). After
ail, you know who put the mon
ey up against her.”
Hall outspent Fadeley
throughout the campaign.
Before the final vote tally, Hall
cautiously said she thought the
voters of Springfield had an
nounced what they want — a
more realistic legislator. Hall
also indicated that whatever the
outcome, she would continue to
pursue political office.
"I believe I have something to
offer,” Hall said. “Now I'm an
unknown quality. In time the
voters will realize I represent
their views.”
Frohnmayer, Haas face
attorney general finals
Dave Frohnmayer and Hari
Haas will face each other in
November s state attorney gen
eral race, after each easily won
their respective party primaries
Tuesday.
Frohnmayer won the Repub
lican nomination with 68 per
cent of the vote, a landslide
victory over Robert Wright,
John Smets and William Jolley.
Haas outdistanced Joe Smith,
John Leahy and Henry Rich
mond for the Democratic nod.
He garnered 44 percent of the
vote, topping Smith’s 24 per
cent.
“I really feel very pleased,”
Haas said from his Portland
headquarters Tuesday night.
"The campaign had some well
qualified Democrats — every
body worked hard.
“The victory points out that
people in Oregon expect
statewide leadership in areas
such as the lumber industry and
the housing industry,” he said.
Frohnmayer, too, celebrated
in Portland. “It’s very good to
have the primary over,” he said.
“I’m excited and appreciative
for the chance to represent the
Republican Party in
November.”
Frohnmayer said he would
"take a couple days off” before
beginning his campaign for the
general election.
His background in constitu
tional law, preparation for the
job and the ability to work
smoothly with people in differ
ent levels of government will
qualify Frohnmayer for the
attorney general job, he said.
“I’ve demonstrated a far bet
ter track record (than Haas).
The job demands a professional
with the best possible view of
the law, not a politician.’’
A University law school
professor, Frohnmayer gave up
his District 40 House seat to run
for attorney general.
Haas, the Multnomah County
District Attorney, said the race
against Frohnmayer will present
Oregon voters with a classic
confrontation.
Like Frohnmayer, Haas points
to differences in background as
an important issue in the
November election. He said the
work he has done in Multnomah
County and in private practice
for 11 years qualify him for the
job. He will emphasize crime
prevention, he says, advocating
more prisons and juvenile pro
grams.
“I can sit and try lawsuits
every day, but it’s the statewide
issues we talked about on the
campaign, and it’s the statewide
issues people are interested in,
he said.
Haas had 121,778 votes in the
race, followed by Smith with
64,735 votes, Leahy with 45,791
and Richmond with 41,048
Frohnmayer grabbed 116,879
votes, running away from his
challengers. Smets had 44,087
votes; Jolley had 30,119 and
Wright had 27,235.
Wednesday, May 21,1980