Two file for mayor and 11 candidates eye council seats

Two Sherwood city councilors are running for mayor. They are joined by 11 candidates who hope to secure one of three available seats on the Sherwood City Council in one of the largest local races in recent history.

Krisanna Clark, a member of the Sherwood City Council, filed for the mayor’s seat with the city on July 29 by collecting 20 signatures from Sherwood residents. She has been on the council since 2011. Linda Henderson, who serves as council president and has been a member of the council since 2005, filed Aug. 12.

Meanwhile, residents who have filed for at-large council seats as of Tuesday’s deadline include:

• Naomi Belov, who holds a degree in environmental science from Harvard University, served on the city’s business ordinance committee last summer. She is a member of the Cedar Creek Trail Advisory Board.

• Dean Boswell works as a systems analyst and studied information systems at Portland Community College.

• Bill Butterfield, whose term expires, is running for re-election. Vice president of Taurus Power and Controls, Butterfield has served on the City Council for four years. He previously served as a member of the Sherwood Parks and Recreation Board, the Sherwood Budget Committee and the Sherwood Urban Renewal Agency.

• Jennifer Harris attended Portland State University, where she received a training and development certificate. She worked for HSBC, a banking and financial services company, from 1998 to 2008.

• Daniel King, who works as a corrections deputy with the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office, was on the Sherwood City Council from 2004 through 2008. He’s a past member of the Sherwood Planning Commission and the Sherwood Parks Board.

• Jennifer Kuiper, who works as a geologist, is an associate project manager for AMEC Environment & Infrastructure, Inc. She was a member of the Sherwood Parks and Recreation Board for eight years and served on the Sherwood Charter Review Committee.

• Paul E. Lindsley, who is owner of Lindsley Lawn Care and is a beverage services manager/cruise director for the Portland Spirit, graduated from Mountain View High School. He attended Portland State University through his sophomore year.

• Bill Millington, who didn’t list educational background or occupation on his candidacy form, ran for mayor in 2010 against former mayor Keith Mays, who won that race.

• Sally Robinson, who graduated from Pepperdine University’s School of Law, has been a practicing attorney for 19 years. She is on the Sherwood Planning Commission.

• Ross Schultz served as city manager of Sherwood for seven years. Since 2008, Schultz has owned a government management and consulting firm.

• Patti Spreen is a small business owner whose background is in customer service, marketing and consulting. She has an associate’s degree in general studies from Clatsop Community College and studied pre-nursing at Portland Community College.

In addition to Butterfield’s post, seats up for election are those held by Councilors Matt Langer and Dave Grant. Neither filed for re-election.

This will be the first election where council candidates will not run for specific positions. Instead, the top three vote-getters will be declared winners under a charter change approved by Sherwood voters in May.

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