Sheriff hopefuls top $10,000 mark
Casey was first to file after Jack Crabtree announced he would not seek another term.
However, Crabtree is supporting Svenson, his right-hand man and second-in-command, who heads the department’s operations division. Svenson has also picked up endorsements from the two previous sheriffs.
Rounding out the field is Joe Shipley, a sergeant in the jail.
Casey has raised $10,987 so far this year, including a $700 of in-kind donation from Cohen & Cohen LLC of Dundee for office space. He has spent $10,308, leaving him with a balance of $1,616 with previous-year contributions.
Recent cash contributions included $750 from Marc Willcuts, a Newberg real estate broker; $500 from Doug Petersen Auctioneering, based in Newberg; $500 from his brother, Oregon State University baseball coach Pat Casey; and $500 from the Hillsboro Police Officers Association.
Recent expenses include $2,159 for signs and promotional material from ABC Sign Company of Salem; $1,700 for yard signs from Dormers Embroidery & Promotional Products; and $300 for a voter’s pamphlet statement.
Svenson has raised $6,409 and spent $7,816 so far this year. After substantial 2013 fundraising, he has a balance of $5,326.
Recent contributions included $500 from McMinnville businessman Waldo Farnham and $300 from retired sheriff’s captain Ken Summers. Recent expenses included $300 for a voter’s pamphlet statement and $200 for sign materials from the D Stake Mill.
Shipley reported raising $1,349 so far this year and spending $149, leaving him with a balance of $1,234.
Recent contributions included $500 from sheriff’s deputy Nicole Rickles. Recent expenses included $475 for newspaper advertising with Community Newspapers Inc. of Portland, $797 for yard signs with Oregon T’s of Creswell and $300 for a voter’s pamphlet statement.
In the other criminal justice system race on the May ballot, Yamhill County Deputy District Attorney Ladd Wiles drew a last-minute opponent in defense attorney and former deputy district attorney Mark Lawrence. They are vying for the circuit bench seat being vacated with the retirement of 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 has raised $1,750 and has spent $204 so far this year. He has an expenditure of $1,789 pending, leaving him with a balance of $130.
Recent contributions included $500 from Linda Hawker of Brush Prairie, Wash., and $300 from McMinnville attorney Jules Drabkin. Recent expenditures included $600 for a voter’s pamphlet statement.
Lawrence has not yet reported raising or spending any funds.