2022 Yamhill County Voter Guide

Progressive Yamhill has collected the following information to supplement the Yamhill County voters pamphlet with information about down ballot county candidates.  This guide includes only candidates for contested races, with no intended bias toward or against any candidates.

We did the googling for you – now VOTE!

Important Info

Ballots are due May 17 by 8pm!

Yamhill County Board of Commissioners

Job Description: The board of commissioners acts as the governing body for the county, various service districts, councils, and committees. It is responsible for county administration, management, and policy. The board prepares and adopts county and service district budgets and provides administrative services, support, and liaison to service districts, cities, public agencies, organizations, the Oregon Legislative Assembly, and federal and state officials. It is responsible for conducting public meetings, hearings, road vacations, private and public land sales and exchanges as well as enacting ordinances, orders, contracts, leases and other legal agreements. Learn more here.

Candidates for Board of Commissioner Races

Candidate Forums

Chehalem Valley Forum held Wednesday April 13, 2022

Linfield University Candidate Forum held May 9 in Ice Auditorium


Oregon House Races

House District 23

House District 23 covers Newberg, Dayton, Dundee. The full legislative district is available here.

The winner of this primary will face Anna Scharf (R) in the November general election. In July 2021 Scharf was appointed to fill the seat vacated by Mike Nearman when he was expelled for his role in the attack on the Oregon Capitol building in December 2020

House District 24

No contested candidates for this race will be on the primary ballot this May. Victoria Ernst (D) will face Lucetta Elmer (R) in the November general election.


You can also download a PDF of the information linked above: