FINAL RESULTS: Mendiola defeats Hodge for county commissioner, Joyce heads for re-election

Turnout for the Oregon primary election in Malheur County remained low, although mailed ballots will be counted as they come in after Tuesday, May 17. (The Enterprise/Les Zaitz)

6:30 a.m. Wednesday UPDATE: Malheur County Clerk Gayle Trotter has issued final unofficial results for the May primary election.

VALE – Vale businessman Jim Mendiola overwhelmed incumbent Malheur County Commissioner Don Hodge by a ratio of more than 2-to-1 in primary election results Tuesday night.

In final unofficial results from the Malheur County Clerk's . . .