By Paul Daquilante • Staff Writer • 

Casey, Svenson top sheriff's race fundraising

Casey, a deputy assigned to forest patrol, was the first to file for the position after Jack Crabtree announced he would step down at the end of the year. However, Crabtree is supporting his right-hand man, Capt. Tim Svenson, who heads the department’s operations division.

Also making the race is Joe Shipley, a sergeant at the jail.

Svenson reports raising $4,500 so far this year, all in cash. Shipley reports $250 from Meadow Ridge Farms Inc. of Carlton and $50 from other sources.

Casey listed a $1,000 contribution from his brother, Pat; a $750 contribution from Crabtree Rock Co., based in Dundee; and $500 contributions from Quadco Inc., Eric Kuehne Farms and Paul Kuehne.

He reported spending $4,462, with $2,159 going to Salem’s ABC Sign Co. and $1,164 to Dundee’s Nikki & Co. Custom Graphic Design.

Svenson reported receiving a $2,000 contribution from Julie Snowden of Newberg and two $500 contributions, one from J.W. Snowden Properties of Newberg and the other from Betty Lou’s Inc. of McMinnville.

He reported spending $6,442.94, with $3,590 to Paul Horton of Salem for lawn signs and $1,800 to Clear Channel Outdoor of Portland for billboard space.

Svenson, who has endorsements from former sheriffs Norm Hand, Glenn Shipman and Lee Vasquez along with his endorsement from Crabtree, listed a campaign balance of $4,791. Casey listed a balance of $4,656 and Shipley a balance of $3,151.

Yamhill County Deputy District Attorney Ladd Wiles remains the only candidate to file so far for a Circuit Court bench seat being vacated by Cal Tichenor.

Tichenor is facing mandatory retirement at the Dec. 31 conclusion of his second six-year term. The Oregon Constitution mandates judges step down at the end of the calendar year in which they turn 75.

Wiles, who joined the district attorney’s office in 2003, has raised $700 so far this year, all in cash. He has spent $181.

His largest contribution, totaling $300, was from William Marshall. Due to spending during 2013, his campaign is currently running a negative balance of $815.

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