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Candidate fundraising efforts widely variedSeven weeks until the filing deadline, the local May 15 Republican primary has at least one challenger for every partisan election, topping out at five competitors running for Position 1 on the Klamath County Board of Commissioners.
by Sara Hottman, Herald and News
The non-partisan race for Klamath County sheriff has six candidates.Here’s a breakdown of the contributions and expenditures the candidates have reported through Jan. 14:
State Senate, 28th DistrictCandidate: Doug Whitsett
Filed: incumbent, filed for reelection Sept. 21, 2011Contributions: $21,170 to Committee to Elect Doug Whitsett
Top contributors: Holland’s Dairy Inc. (dairy on South Poe Valley Road) $1,000; Veterinarians Organized to Elect, $1,000; BNSF Railway Company, $1,000; Philip Morris USA Inc., $1,000; Facebook Inc., $1,000; Johnson & Johnson Services Inc., $1,000; AT&T Ser vices Inc., $1,000; Idaho Power Company, $700; Roger Nicholson (Fort Klamath rancher) $500; Klamath Animal Clinic (veterinary clinic) $500; Waste Management, $500; Astellas Pharma USA Inc., $500; Alan Olsen (contractor in Canby, Ore.) $500; Avista Corp, $500; Foresight Ophthalmology Political Action Committee, $500; John Powell and Associates Inc. (Salem lobbyists) $500; Oregon Neighborhood Store Association Political Action Committee, $500; Oregon Action Committee for Rural Electrification , $500; Oregon Medical Political Action Committee, $500; Weyerhaeuser, $500; Dentists of Oregon Political Action Committee, $500. Expenditures: $3,071.41
Candidate: Karl Scronce Filed: Jan. 2, 2012 Contributions: None reported. Top contributors: Not applicable. Expenditures: None reported.
State Representative, 56th DistrictCandidate: Gail Whitsett Filed: Oct. 31, 2011 Contributions: $4,585 to Gail Whitsett for Oregon Top contributors: Committee to Elect Bill Garrard, $1,250; Roger Nicholson (Fort Klamath rancher) $500; Nathan Rietmann Attorney at Law (Salem attorney) $500; Richard Kosesan (Salem lobbyist) $500. Expenditures: $316.92
Candidate: Tracey Liskey Filed: Nov. 9, 2011Contributions: $15,390.02 to Friends of Tracey Liskey
Top contributors: Oregon Farm Bureau Political Action Committee, $5,000; Liskey Farms, Inc. (the Liskey family business) $1,000; Lower Lake Limited Partnership (associated with Liskey Farms) $1,000; JWK Development LLC (associated with J.W. Kerns Irrigation) $1,000; David Hamel, Inc. (Merrill trucking company) $500; Rocky D. Liskey (immediate family member) $500; Karen R. Liskey (immediate family member) $500; John Walker (Merrill farmer) $500.
Klamath County Board of Commissioners, Position 3Candidate: Cheryl Hukill Filed: incumbent, filed for reelection Sept. 8, 2011 Contributions: $1,085 to Committee to Elect Cheryl Hukill Top contributors: No contributions $250 or greater. Expenditures: $1,538.07
Candidate: James Bellet Filed: Oct. 4, 2011 Contributions: $600 to James Bellet for Klamath County Commissioner Top contributors: Roger Nicholson (Fort Klamath rancher) $250. Expenditures: $229.08Candidate: Todd Kellstrom Filed: Jan. 17, 2012
committee is not registered with the Oregon Secretary of State,
so no contributions have been reported.
Expenditures: None reported.
Klamath County Board of Commissioners, Position 1Candidate: Dennis Jefcoat Filed: Sept. 20, 2011 Contributions: $1,204 to Jefcoat for Commissioner Top contributors: No contributions $250 or greater. Expenditures: $6,273.47
Candidate: John Garee Filed: Oct. 10, 2011 Contributions: None reported to Elect John Garee Top contributors: Not applicable. Expenditures : None reported.Candidate: Al Switzer Filed: incumbent, filed for re-election Oct. 26, 2011 Contributions: $474 to Committee to Re-elect Al Switzer Klamath County Commissioner Top contributors: No contributions $250 or greater. Expenditures: None reported.
Candidate: Tom Mallams Filed: Nov. 4, 2011 Contributions: $7,720 to Mallams for Commissioner
Top contributors: Doug Whitsett (state senator) $1,000; Edward Bartell (Nevada rancher) $500; Mike Tyrholm (Klamath Falls investor) $400; Roger Nicholson (Fort Klamath rancher) $250; William Kennedy (Lost River rancher) $250;Expenditures: $7,491.35
Candidate: Kelley Minty MorrisFiled: Jan. 13, 2012
Contributions: $5,750 to Elect Kelley Minty Morris
Top contributors: William Thompson (Klamath Falls resident) $5,000.Expenditures: $2,411.54
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