Finances reported in PUD race

PORT ANGELES — Warchests differ for the two candidates vying for a six-year Clallam County Public Utility District position in Tuesday’s general election.

Patti Morris, a Port Angeles Realtor and the owner of Patti Morris Consulting, has raised $12,950 to win the utility board’s District 2 position held by Dave Anderson, who was appointed and is not seeking the seat.

Her opponent, Sequim resident Rick Paschall, a retired senior manager of operations for Pacific Northwest Generating Cooperative in Portland, Ore., is spending less than $5,000 on the race.

Unlike Morris, Paschall is not required to regularly report his contributions and expenditures to the state Public Disclosure Commission.

More than 15,000 voters can take part in the election, which covers Clallam County except for the city of Port Angeles, which has its own utility.

Morris’ contributions include her own donation of $3,000, Sheriff Bill Benedict of Sequim’s $500, and $400 from Diane Haffner of Port Angeles, widow of Hugh Haffner, who held the position before he resigned eight months before his death.

Morris has spent most of her contribution on signs — $4,068 of $6,991 in overall campaign costs she had reported as of Friday.

She also spent $1,987 on radio advertising.

The PUD position pays up to $48,724 a year and includes a $30,804 annual salary.

The rest is the maximum per diem payment for meetings and PUD-related business.

The following campaign finance information for Clallam County Public Utility District commissioner Patti Morris is collected by the PDC.

Campaign reporting is not required of Paschall.

Detailed data on contributions and expenditures for candidates who spend more than $5,000 on their campaigns is available at tinyurl.com/PDN-FollowMoney by clicking on the search icon and typing in a candidate’s name.

Patti Morris

Candidate registration with the PDC, after which campaign contributions can be collected: April 17, 2020.

Starting balance: $0.00.

Contributions: $7,850.

Cash contributions: $7,950.

In-kind contributions: $0.00.

Loans: $5,100.

Total:$12,950.

Expenditures: $6,991.

Third-party expenditures: $0.00.

Debt: $0.00.

Contributions more than $1,000:

$3,000: Patti Morris, Port Angeles.

$1,250: Stanley J. Forsell, Port Angeles.

Contributions of $1,000-$200 from Clallam and Jefferson counties:

$1,000: Stephen Wirth, Port Angeles.

$500: Rachel E. Closs, William L. Benedict, Sequim; Eileen F. Schmitz, Carlsborg.

$400: Diane M. Haffner, Arlene C. Krumpe, Port Angeles.

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Senior Staff Writer Paul Gottlieb can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 55650, or at pgottlieb@peninsuladailynews.com.

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