Below are The Bulletin’s endorsements for the May 15 primary election. Ballots must be returned to county clerks’ offices by 8 p.m. on Election Day. To read the endorsements, go to

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U.S. House

Democrat: Jennifer Neahring

Republican: Greg Walden



Democrat: Kate Brown

Republican: Knute Buehler

Commissioner of the Bureau of ­Labor and Industries

Nonpartisan: Lou Ogden

State House of Representatives District 53

Democrat: Eileen Kiely

Republican: Jack Zika

Oregon Supreme Court

Nonpartisan: Meagan Flynn

Deschutes County

Commissioner Position 1

Republican: Anthony R. DeBone

Commissioner Position 3

Republican: Tammy Baney

County Measure 9-116 , Rural fire protection district five-year levy: Yes


Measure 9-115 , Bend Fire Department five-year levy: Yes

Measure 9-118 , City charter amendment, directly elected mayor: No

Measure 9-119 , City charter amendment, remove council pay from charter: No

La Pine

Measure 9-117 , Rural fire protection district five-year levy: Yes


Measure 9-120 , Sisters park and recreation five-year levy: Yes

Measure 9-121 , Sisters schools five-year levy: Yes

Crook County


Nonpartisan: Brian Huber

Jefferson County

Commissioner Position 1

Nonpartisan: Kimberly Schmith

Commissioner Position 2

Nonpartisan: Kelly Simmelink


Nonpartisan: Kate Zemke