UPDATE 10:57 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018 - Chuck Reynolds defeated Janet Goodson in the race for Oroville Mayor with 66 percent of the votes.
Reynolds ended with 2,534 votes, which comes out to 66 percent. Goodson ended with 1,285 votes, which comes out to 34 percent.
OROVILLE, Calif. - At the end of election night, Chuck Reynolds holds a large lead over Janet Goodson in the race for Oroville Mayor.
Action News Now reporter Laura Eng spoke with Reynolds about his success in the campaign and what he hopes to accomplish if elected Mayor.
"We're going to revisit the industry market," he said. "I've got a lot of friends, I do business all over the state, I've got a lot of friends that would be interested in building here with a business-friendly environment."
Reynolds hopes to change the business environment in Oroville to attract more industry.
"The environment hasn't been friendly at all," he said. "Even our existing businesses have been having a hard time."
Some of this change comes from building out subdivisions, he said.
"We have several subdivisions that have all of the infrastructure and no houses," Reynolds said. "We need to build those out. Those houses need to be for management or middle income. We don't need everything low income in Oroville."
As of 11:45 p.m., Chuck Reynolds leads Janet Goodson with 2,534 votes compared to 1,285 votes with 9 of 14 precincts reported.
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