There are three other contested races on the ballot, one for a seat on the Warrenton City Commission, the Cannon Beach City Council and the Seaside City Council. The Daily Astorian chose to limit endorsements in cities outside of Astoria to mayoral positions. A factor in that decision was endorsements in two of three of those races had to be withheld because of professional relationships with candidates that could present the appearance of conflicts of interest.
In Warrenton, the City Commission Position 1 is between incumbent Pam Ackley and challenger Ryan Lampi. In Cannon Beach, three candidates are vying for a councilor at large position. They are Herb Florer, Brandon Ogilvie and Nancy McCarthy. In Seaside, Don Johnson and Tom Horning are vying for the Ward 3 council seat.
Unopposed candidates across the region are:
• Clatsop County Sheriff – Tom Bergin.
• Astoria City Council, Ward 2 – Thomas Brownson.
• Gearhart City Council, Position 2 – Sue Lorain.
• Gearhart City Council, Position 4 – Daniel Jesse.
• Seaside City Council, Ward 4 – Seth Morrisey.
• Seaside City Council, At Large – Randall Frank.
• Warrenton City Commission, Position 2 – Henry Balensifer.
• Warrenton City Commission, Position 3 – Thomas Dyer.