Tuesday was the final day for candidates to file for the Hood River County Primary Election, and the candidate landscape went unchanged since Feb. 27.

The last candidate to enter a race was Deputy District Attorney Carrie Rasmussen, who will face Hood River attorney Sean Kallery for the District Attorney Position.

Also contested in the primary will be the Hood River County Board of Commissioners Dist. 2 position. Paul Henke and Arthur Babitz of Hood River have filed for that post.

In the Oregon House Dist. 52 race, incumbent Rep. Anna Williams (D-Hood River) and former State Rep. Jeff Helfrich (R-Hood River) have filed. Helfrich held the office from December 2017 to January 2019, losing the seat to Williams.

Hood River County Sheriff Matt English will be unopposed as will Hood River County Board of Commission chair Mike Oates and Dist. 4 Commissioner Les Perkins.

Dist. 2 Commissioner Rich McBride announced he won’t seek re-election. John Sewell will retire as District Attorney.

Also on the ballot is the Hood River County public safety tax levy request.

Dist. 2 candidates are:

  • Republicans — Jason A. Atkinson of Central Point, Cliff Bentz of Ontario, Knute C. Buehler of Bend, David R. Campbell of White City, Jimmy Crumpacker of Bend, Travis A. Fager of LaGrande, Justin Livingston of Bend, Kenneth W. Medenbach of Klamath Falls, Mark R. Roberts of White City, and Jeff Smith of Elgin.
  • Democrats — Nick L. Heuertz of Central Point, John P. Holm of Medford, Jack Howard of LaGrande, Alex Spenser of Klamath Falls, and Isabella Tibbetts of Talent.
  • Incumbent Greg Walden (R-Hood River) decided not to seek re-election.
  • Also on the ballot are presidential contenders Joseph Biden, Bernie Sanders, Tulsi Gabbard and Elizabeth Warren, and Repulican Donald Trump. (Warren has withdrawn from the race.)

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