Columbia Sportswear And Its CEO Will Endorse Same Sex Marriage

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Publicly-traded corporations usually steer clear of controversial political issues out of fear of alienating customers and shareholders. Oregon's largest companies, for instance, sat out Measure 36, the 2004 battle that enacted a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. This year, however, Columbia Sportswear will support the proposed 2014 initiative that aims to repeal the ban and legalize same-sex ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

Phil Knight Also Contributes To Higher Ed PAC

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We're not going to record every donation to the new political action committee called Oregonians for Higher Education Excellence, but it's not often that such a concentration of powerful people piles into the same PAC at the same time.Yesterday, Nike Chairman Phil Knight joined former University of Oregon Athletic Director Pat Kilkenny (who made a pile in insurance in California), Columbia Distributing ...   More
 
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Tim Boyle, Pat Kilkenny Ante Up For Higher Ed PAC

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A newly-formed political action committee recorded two monster donations on Friday. As WW reported earlier, Columbia Sportswear CEO Tim Boyle and John von Schlegell, managing partner at Endeavour Capital formed Oregonians for Higher Education Excellence at the end of March. Columbia Distributing Chairman Ed Maletis initially seeded the PAC with $65,000 and on Friday two wealthy Duck supporters, Boyle ...   More
 
Sunday, May 20, 2012 by Nigel Jaquiss

New Political Action Committee Will Focus on Higher Ed

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Some heavy hitters impatient with the pace of change in Oregon's higher education system have formed a new political action committee called Oregonians for Higher Education Excellence. The directors of the committee—lawyer Jack Faust, Endeavor Capital Managing Director John von Schlegell and Columbia Sportswear CEO Tim Boyle—bring substantial Rolodexes and, in the case of the latter two, lots of ...   More
 
Friday, May 4, 2012 by Nigel Jaquiss

Columbia Sportswear CEO Explains His Opposition to Measures 66 and 67


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On Jan. 26, Oregonians will vote on Measures 66 and 67. Measure 66 would increase personal income taxes on those state residents making more than $125,000 a year. Measure 67 would increase both the corporate minimum tax and the corporate income tax. The biggest individual contributor (as distinct from institutional or corporate donors) to either campaign is Columbia Sportswear CEO Tim Boyle, ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 6, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

City Hall: Recall Campaign Against Adams Collects Another $19,500


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Tim Boyle, CEO of Columbia Sportswear, gave another $10,000 to the campaign to recall Mayor Sam Adams, which has less than a month to collect more than 32,000 valid signatures. The new donation brings Boyle's overall donation to $17,500. New donors to the campaign this month also include Peter Stott, founder and CEO of Crown Pacific Partners, one of the state's largest timber companies; David ...   More
 
Thursday, March 25, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

Following The Money: Tim Boyle Supports Dudley; Realtors Gear Up On Tax Fight


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Columbia Sportswear CEO Tim Boyle is a Democrat but he is joining fellow sportswear chief Phil Knight in supporting GOP gubernatorial hopeful Chris Dudley. Knight earlier wrote Dudley a $50,000 check. Today, Boyle — fresh off donating $17,500 to the second failed recall effort of Portland Mayor Sam Adams — chipped in $10,000 to Dudley for the May primary. Another interesting disclosure: ...   More
 
Thursday, April 22, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Governor's Race: More Big Checks for GOP's Chris Dudley


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GOP gubernatorial nominee Chris Dudley reported two new large checks and a slew more in the $2,500-and-up category today. Dudley, the former Portland Trail Blazer making his inaugural political run, raked in $100,000 from Newberg-based Austin Industries and $15,000 from Columbia Sportswear CEO Tim Boyle. The Austin family, who made a fortune in the dental equipment industry are reliable Republican ...   More
 
Tuesday, July 6, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Loren Parks is a Big Oregon Donor But Not the Biggest


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Legislative candidates are abuzz about the $375,000 check medical products tycoon Loren Parks wrote to Senate Republicans last week in Oregon. That's a huge check and brings Parks' giving to Oregon candidates and causes in the past calendar year to $431,000. But somewhat surprisingly, that huge amount of money isn't enough to make Parks the top individual donor on the secretary of state's ORESTAR ...   More
 
Tuesday, October 5, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Former NBA Hoopster/U.S. Sen. Bill Bradley Weighs in on Oregon Governor's Race


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When reporters have asked Republican gubernatorial nominee Chris Dudley about making the transition to politics from the National Basketball Association, he's often mentioned other pro-hoopsters-turned-politicians such as Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson and former U.S. Sen. Bill Bradley (D-N.J.). Bradley is perhaps the better analogue. Dudley and Bradley both played their college ball in the ...   More
 
Tuesday, October 26, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

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