Come January the Keizer City Council will look different. With incumbents opting out of running for re-election, the council will have three new members including a mayor.
Long-time city volunteer Marlene Quinn was elected. Neighborhood activist Ken LeDuc won his race against Brandon Smith’s write-in campaign. Former Mayor (1993-99)Dennis Koho was unopposed in his run for a return to the council.
The Keizer City Council will seat three new members who are not afraid to challenge the status quo and certainly afraid to express their opinions.
With his experience Koho will be ready to go from day one. We expect that Councilor-elect Quinn, who is well versed in city issues due to her stints on various city committees, will get right down to work. She is no pushover and will represent the residents of Keizer well.
Councilor-elect LeDuc will have a learning curve but he is up to the task. As vice president of the West Keizer Neighborhood Association he will bring a unique voice to the council.
We congratulate all the winners in the council races. They’ve been elected; in January the heavy lifting begins.