Race for Sherwood mayor features two, no challengers for council seats


The race to become or remain mayor of Sherwood will be the only contested seat for the Nov. 6 election.

That means that incumbent Mayor Keith Mays will go against former Sherwood Police Chief Bill Middleton for the two-year position.Keith Mays

Mays, who is vice president of Electric Wood Systems & Forest Industry Supply LLC, has served as mayor since 2005.

Middleton was Sherwood’s police chief for 13 years. He recently retired as police chief of the city of Carlton and from service in the U.S. Army.

Meanwhile, Krissana Clark, Robyn Folsom and Linda Henderson will go unchallenged in the upcoming election.

Henderson holds a bachelor of science degree in microbiology from Oregon State University, and a master of business administration in both general business and human resources from the University of Oregon, filed Monday.Bill Middleton

She currently serves in a volunteer capacity as vice president of the Sherwood Foundation for the Arts.

Clark filed for reelection to her Position 5 spot on Aug. 3.

A community volunteer, Clark holds degrees in business economics and English from Willamette University. Her past occupations have included jobs as an insurance adjuster and supervisor, as well as a fitness instructor.

She was elected to the council in May 2011, reclaiming the seat held by her late husband, Del, who died of cancer in September 2010.

Folsom has served on the Sherwood City Council since 2008. The current vice president of Voices for the Performing Arts Foundation (an unpaid position), Folsom holds a degree in accounting and has worked as a bank operations officer.

The deadline to apply for a seat was Aug. 24 and all candidates have until Aug. 31 to formally withdraw from the race.