There were a few surprises in primary election results this year as only three legislative races attracted more than one Democratic entry. Most hotly contested and most expensive race in the state for the primary:
Senate District 24, spanning Multnomah and Clackamas counties, saw incumbent Rod Monroe facing two Democratic opponents. He went down hard to former State Rep. Shemia Fagan as she amassed over 60 percent of the vote. Kasye Jama, the other challenger, mustered about 12 percent. This was winner-take-all, as no Republican has filed. Continue reading
As a service to Clackamas County voters, we present the below Q&A with Sherry Healy and Pamela White, both Democrats running to replace incumbent County Clerk Sherry Hall in the May 15th Primary Election.
As the May 15 primary nears, we asked several candidates to respond to a few questions of interest to Clackamas County voters. Below is a Q&A with both Paul Diller of Wilsonville and Sarah Grider of Newberg, who are Democrats seeking to unseat incumbent Republican Kim Thatcher, of Keizer, for Senate District 13.
Note this article previously reported the wrong date for the Primary Election. Polls close at 8pm on Tuesday May 15th!
This year’s May 15 primary is shaping up to be very interesting in Clackamas County. Looking at some key races where voters will decide the standard bearer:
House District 18 has eight precincts in southern Clackamas County and a spanking new Republican appointee in the seat. Rick Lewis, former Silverton police chief and later mayor, is challenged by Democrats Doug Culver and Barry Shapiro, both of Silverton. Lewis is seen as lackluster. Possible upset.
HD26 has four precincts in Wilsonville, and that’s where Democrat Ryan Spiker lives. Incumbent Republican Richard Vial, a first-termer, has a GOP primary challenger, too, in the district that stretches north to King City and west to Hillsboro. Registration changes have made 26 a Democratic district now, but Spiker has work to do. Continue reading
By Peter Toll, Chair, Clackamas Democrats Campaign Committee
Clackamas County’s May primary election will show some non-races, some surprisingly challenging races and lots of campaigning as local Democrats do their best to create their own version of The Blue Wave sweeping west from Washington, D.C.
Appointed County Commissioner Sonya Fischer, a solid Democrat doing a solid job, failed to draw an opponent. Partially attributed, no doubt, to the fact she raised $100,000 by the filing deadline. That’s an intimidating number.