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ROSEBURG — Chris Boice was elected to another term. 

According to unofficial election results from the Tuesday primary, Boice was ahead by 63.45 percent of the tally, or 9,003 votes. 

"I'm just grateful that the voters have confidence in the work that I'm doing," the incumbent said in a phone interview. "We have to keep doing what we've been doing the last four years." 

Namely county officials must continue to cut spending wherever possible and "continue finding other revenue streams." 

The following are unofficial results for the other candidates:

* Jason Leeper with 3.48 percent or 494 votes;

* Jeremy Salter with 25 percent or 3,490 votes;

* James Hoyt at 8 percent or 1,119 votes. 

Hoyt owns 420 Club LLC, a recreational and medicinal marijuana dispensary. The term 420 is jargon for marijuana. Despite repeated attempts in recent weeks, Salter couldn't be reached regarding any aspect of his campaign. 

The Umpqua Post reached out Tuesday night to Hoyt, but couldn't reach him by deadline. 

In a mid-April interview, Leeper said he filed because he thought no one else would run against Boice. Leeper works as a substitute teacher and is pursuing his master's degree. 

Official election results for all races were scheduled to be up online at the County Clerk's website by 11 p.m. Tuesday. 

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