Clarence Birkhead’s campaign finance report arrived by mail at the Durham Board of Elections on Friday.
According to the filing, the former Duke University police chief and one-time candidate for Orange County sheriff took in just over $7,900 this election cycle.
In the contests for Durham County sheriff and for district attorney, three Democrats are vying for the party’s nomination in each race. Normally, we refrain from endorsements in primaries, preferring to weigh both major parties’ nominations in the context of the general election.
An incumbent sheriff running for his first election faces a former Duke University Police Department chief and a Durham County Sheriff’s Office veteran in the primary election.
Incumbent Durham County Sheriff Mike Andrews and would-be District Attorney Brian Aus are among the candidates endorsed by the North Carolina Sheriff Police Alliance.
The organization’s 12-member board held a political screening Friday and recommended Andrews and Aus, as well as:
- Charles Blackwood for Orange County Sheriff.
- Incumbent Doretta Walker for her judicial seat.
- Challenger Steven Storch for the judicial seat currently held by Pat Evans.
Sheriff List of Candidates - 2014 Primary
The Friends of Durham, a moderate to conservative political action committee, has made its endorsements in the school board races, sheriff’s race and the race for district attorney.
Durham voters will be asked to elect four school board members when they go to the polls on May 6.