A former president of the United States has defeated all other write-in candidates for a seat on the Oregon Hubbard Fire District board. The Statesman Journal reports that five write-in candidates received two votes for Hubbard Fire District Board Director Position No. 3 in the Oregon Special Election conducted on Tuesday, May 16.
The 45th president, according to Fire Chief Michael Kahrmann, was one of these candidates. Officials rolled a 12-sided die multiple times to determine who would assume the vacant position. Trump was deemed the victor of the tiebreaker after representatives stood in for the other five candidates, none of whom were present during the meeting.
Kahrmann told –
“The next step for the Hubbard Fire District is to determine if any of the other candidates are interested in the position.”
“There is a requirement that Board Directors must either live in or own property in the Hubbard Fire District.”
The district serves approximately 5000 residents in seven square miles of western Oregon, compared to the 150 square miles and more than 580,000 residents served by Portland Fire and Rescue.
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With a permanent residence at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida, Trump has not announced any intentions to relocate to Hubbard — or neighboring Woodburn or Aurora.
Trump has however declared his candidacy for re-election to the presidency in 2024. In addition, he is currently facing 37 charges for mishandling classified documents at his residence in Florida, making him the first former president in U.S. history to face federal charges.
After Donald Trump was voted to Oregon’s Fire District Commission, many took to social media to express their shock –
BREAKING: Donald Trump has won an election in Oregon after the voters of Hubbard wrote him in for the Rural Fire Protection District board
Trump is winning even when he’s not running pic.twitter.com/mbCDIbqTL5
— George (@BehizyTweets) June 30, 2023
This is hilarious. Tiny rural town voters “wrote” in Trump on ballot for Fire Protection Board. Sadly he doesn’t even own property there, so will more than likely be eliminated. Americans love Trump.https://t.co/3LaELCblW9
— C Young (@cathyyoung421) June 30, 2023
Guess what? Donald Trump, yes you heard that right, has won an election in Oregon! Talk about unexpected! President Trump was written in by voters and secured a tie for a position on the Hubbard Rural Fire Protection District board. Can you believe it?
Now, here’s the…
— Jewels Jones (@JewelsJonesLive) June 30, 2023
The next meeting of the Hubbard Fire District is scheduled for July 12 at the Hubbard Fire Station. At the meeting, officials are anticipated to determine who will fill the vacant board position. Jerry Cox, Rocky Sherwood, Paula Smith, and Bob Banks are the remaining write-in candidates, according to the Statesman Journal.