Early returns show Ashland Planning Commissioner Michael Morris unseating Councilman Eric Navickas with 65.89 percent of the vote in the election for Position 2 on the Ashland City Council.

Morris, 55, has lived in Ashland on and off for 40 years. Now a contractor, he previously worked as an engineer for Boeing. He has served for 13 years on the Ashland Planning Commission and also served on the riparian ordinance and hillside standards review committees and the Ashland Chamber of Commerce's economic sustainability committee.

Navickas, an organic farmer, downtown gallery owner and designer, was seeking his second term as a council member.

-Staff reports