City council candidates are off and running in Malheur County

A ballot drop box sits outside the Malheur County Courthouse. (Malheur Enterprise file photo)

Voters will see new faces on city councils in Vale, Ontario and Nyssa after the November election as incumbents retire and candidates compete to replace them. Those serving on city councils are unpaid volunteers who typically decide on a city’s policies and approve annual budgets. Here is a quick look at who’s leaving and who’s running for office in the Nov. 3 general election.


The Vale City Council has three candidates and two spots open, with the terms of council members Todd Fuller and Leighton Keller set to expire this year. They are both seeking re-election.

Council members serve for four years. The mayor appoints each council member to one of five committees. The two committees . . .