Editorial: Bulletin endorsements

Below are The Bulletin’s endorsements for the May 20 primary election. The editorial board interviews candidates only in contested races.

Ballots must be returned to county clerks’ offices by 8 p.m. on Election Day. To read the endorsements, please go to www.bendbulletin.com/endorsements.

FEDERAL

Senate

• Democratic nomination: Jeff Merkley

• Republican nomination: Jason Conger

House District 2

• Democratic nomination: Aelea Christofferson

• Republican nomination: Greg Walden

STATE

Governor

• Democratic nomination: John Kitzhaber

• Republican nomination: Dennis Richardson

House District 59

• Republican nomination: John Huffman

DESCHUTES COUNTY

• Circuit court judge: Randy Miller

• County commissioner, seat 1: Tony DeBone

• District attorney: Patrick Flaherty

• Bend fire levy, Measures 9-97 and 9-98: Yes

CROOK COUNTY

• County commissioner, position 2: Seth Crawford

• Making commissioner officers nonpartisan, Measure 7-62: Yes

JEFFERSON COUNTY

• County commissioner, position 1: Tom Brown

• County commissioner, position 2: Mike Ahern

• Lake Chinook Fire and Rescue District bond: Yes