The Portland Trail Blazers
, City Commissioner Nick Fish
and Mississippi Studios
are among the big names pouring money into the race for a Multnomah County
Board of Commissioners seat representing North and Northeast Portland.
The latest round of campaign finance disclosures
shows candidate Loretta Smith
collecting $500 from Fish and $1,000 from the Trail Blazers.
As previously reported
, Smith—an aide to U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden
(D-Ore.)—also remains the favorite candidate of trade unions. This week she reported an additional $1,500 contribution from the Local 48 Electricians
Meanwhile Smith's opponent in the race, Karol Collymore
a $370 contribution from Mississippi Productions Inc. A co-owner
of that company, Jim Brunberg, is also listed as the manager
of Mississippi Studios LLC, which owns the iconic North Portland music venue of the same name.