Stimson Lumber Continues Investment in House Races


Stimson Lumber has made two more $30,000 contributions to GOP House candidates. Following an earlier contribution to Salem IT consultant Barbara Jensen, filings show that Stimson gave $30,000 to Jodi Bailey, who is running in House District 51, which covers Happy Valley, Sunnyside and Clackamas. Bailey faces a challenge from Brandon Miles in the GOP primary. The winner will try to unseat first-term ...   More
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

Stimson Lumber Jumps Into Bitter House GOP Primary


Stimson Lumber today disclosed a $30,000 contribution to House District 25 (Keizer and parts of Salem) GOP candidate Barbara Jensen, making what was already one of May's top legislative races more interesting.The drama started in December, when incumbent Rep. Kim Thatcher (R-Keizer) announced she would seek the Senate seat being vacated by state Sen. Larry George (R-Sherwood), who is retiring. Conservative ...   More
Monday, March 17, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

Stimson Lumber, Eric Lemelson Open Checkbooks


Two of Oregon's biggest political contributors weighed in on contested races in recent days. Filings with the secretary of state's elections divisions show Portland-based Stimson Lumber gave state Rep. Dennis Richardson (R-Central Point) $20,000. Richardson is seeking the GOP gubernatorial nomination which confers upon the winner the dubious pleasure of challenging incumbent Gov. John Kitzhaber, a ...   More
Monday, October 21, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

The King of Clackistan

Timber baron Andrew Miller wants to turn Oregon to the right. He’s starting the fight in Portland’s backyard.

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The rumble of raw logs bouncing through the sawmill’s machinery sounds like giants rolling strikes in a bowling alley. A metal lever thrusts...   More
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 AARON MESH

Murmurs: A Columbia River... Tunnel?

Taking the CRC debate underground.

Mayoral candidate Jefferson Smith has released a 1994 settlement agreement that got him off the hook for a misdemeanor assault charge. Smith, then a University of Oregon student, injured a woman   More
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Stimson Lumber Continues Big Bucks Transformation Push


The next few weeks will see an avalanche of money flow into Oregon political coffers, with a particular emphasis on the Oregon House, which is currently evenly split, 30 to 30 between Republicans and Democrats. Yesterday, one of the GOP's most reliable funders, Forest Grove-based Stimson Lumber, put another $80,000 into the Oregon Transformation Project Political Action Committee. That check brings ...   More
Thursday, August 23, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS


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