Lincoln County District Attorney Jonathan Cable is honored to receive the following endorsements and letters: (last updated 5/12/20):
Susan Elizabeth Reese Painter (Newport Attorney)
Bill Barton (Newport Attorney)
Jeff Pridgeon (Newport Attorney)
Mike Hart (Retired Lincoln County Juvenile Department Director)
Lisa Mathies (Deputy, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department)
Dan Taylor (Newport Attorney)
Celeste Lindquist McEntee
Alan Reynoldson (Newport Attorney)
Gary Hamilton (Newport Attorney)
Carrie Rasmussen (Hood River Attorney, from Toledo, OR)
Christine Herrman (Former Lincoln County Deputy District Attorney)
Ron Benson (Lincoln County DA Office Investigator)
Debbie Simmons Howard (Lincoln County DA Legal Assistant)
Christopher Miller (Retired Lincoln County Deputy Sheriff)
Braulio Escobar (Newport Attorney)
Bernice Barnett (Former Lincoln County District Attorney)
Willie Worman (City of Siletz Mayor)
Jeff Clark (City of Siletz City Council)
Patty Skauge (City of Siletz Council, Siletz Valley Fire Board)
Glenn Fluhr (Siletz Valley Fire Chief)
Rick Olson (Siletz Valley Fire Board Member)
Leah Olson (Siletz Valley Fire Board Budget Committee)
Belinda Goody (Former Employee Lincoln County District Attorney’s Office)
Brian Gardner (Lincoln County DA Office Chief Deputy)
Courtney Kelly (Lincoln County DA Office Legal Assistant)
Chrystal Dickinson (Lincoln County Deputy District Attorney)
Gretchen Havner (Newport Attorney)
Mike Leake (Newport Police Department Sergeant)
Mitch France (Newport Police Department Sergeant)
Mike Pace, Toledo
Aaron Pitcher, Toledo
Heather Phillips (former Lincoln County Juvenile Probation Officer)
Jason Lewis (Lincoln County Juvenile Probation Officer)
Lisa Marie Hyslop
Kimberly-Marie Babcock Chenault Jones
Mitchell Martin (Newport Attorney)
David Beal (Newport Attorney)
Harold Nash (Investigator)
Monteen Nash (Investigator)
Tony Rivers (Lincoln County DA Office Manager)
Diana Russo Teem
Dave Teem (Retired Lieutenant Newport Police Department)
Michael Thornicroft (Lincoln County Deputy District Attorney)
Joaquin Varo (Former Legal Translator)
Steve Lovejoy (Retired Attorney)
Jacob James Anthony Accurso (Investigator)
Kenneth Park (Lincoln County Deputy District Attorney/Former DA Candidate who withdrew from race in support of DA Jonathan Cable)
Gerad Egan (Former Lincoln County Deputy District Attorney)
Aracelly Guevara (Former Legal Translator for My Sisters’ Place)
Holly Blakely (Former Lincoln City Police Officer)
Gari Lovejoy (Newport Attorney)
Irene Lightle (Former Lincoln County DA Office Legal Assistant/Currently with Lincoln County Parole and Probation Department)
Susie O’Toole (Lincoln County Parole and Probation Officer)
Amy Bendel (Former Lincoln County Circuit Court Clerk)
Joshua Hunking (Corvallis Attorney)
James Fruth (Tiffin, Ohio Attorney)
Sharon Howell Lowry (Former Legal Assistant)
John St. Clair
Thomas “Mac” Maclaren
Ty Rae Risewick
John Arnold, LCSW
Denis Bosque (Retired Lincoln County Sheriffs Office Detective)
George Nagel, LCSW
Jestine “Jessie” Johnson
Lindsay Ramberg Clark
Mary Kay Fitzmorris
Celeste Lindquist McEntee
Chrystal Dickinson, Lincoln County Deputy District Attorney
Mike Hart (Former Lincoln County Juvenile Department Assistant Director)
Former Lincoln County Juvenile Department Assistant Director Mike Hart
During my tenure as assistant juvenile director with the Lincoln County Juvenile Department, I had the opportunity to work with, and observe Jonathan Cable, as well as his current chief deputy, Brian Gardner, in his capacity as a deputy district attorney and an attorney in private practice.
I found Jonathan to be professional, knowledgeable and, most of all, thoughtful in his dealings with the youth and families brought before the court. You could trust he had both public protection, as well as the best interests of the youth forefront in his mind.
It is this comprehensive approach to justice, gained from time spent as a prosecutor and defense attorney, that I believe he'll incorporate in the operation and staff of the district attorney's office. The community will benefit from the qualities, skills and abilities he brings to the position of Lincoln County District Attorney.
Please join me in voting to continue Jonathan Cable as our district attorney.
Lincoln County Deputy District Attorney and Former Ethics Commission Investigator Michael Thornicroft:
I am a Lincoln County Deputy District Attorney, and have been an Oregon attorney since 1998. Prior to coming to the Lincoln County DA's Office, I was an Investigator for the Oregon Government Ethics Commission.
My boss, District Attorney Jonathan Cable, has been an attorney since 2002. His opponent, Ms. Danforth, has been an Oregon attorney since 2016, and a Nevada attorney since 2018. Mr. Cable has spent most of his entire adult life as a prosecutor, with nearly a decade in the Lincoln County DA's Office, prosecuting every kind of case from murder to theft. His experience as a trial attorney is among the best in our county.
He is responsible for managing a budget of $3,000,000 and 30 employees. As District Attorney, he brought in Chief Deputy District Attorney Brian Gardner, also a former Lincoln County Deputy District Attorney for nearly a decade. Mr. Cable has brought quality to the DA's Office in a short period of time.
With the Coronavirus, these are difficult times for law enforcement around the state. With budget cuts starting to happen, staff reduction, along with reduced court hours, we need experience to successfully navigate the changes ahead.
Right now, Jonathan Cable's experience matters. He is showing solid leadership in these troubling times and is working 24/7 to maintain law and order while our county weathers this storm. Ms. Danforth, in the future with more years of experience under her belt, will make a great candidate someday. But not just yet. Right now we need an experienced, ethical, and capable District Attorney. Jonathan Cable has displayed to our office that he has those qualifications. I hope the public will compare the candidates and make the right decision. Experience matters in times like these.
Lincoln County Chief Deputy District Attorney Brian Gardner:
I am writing this letter out of deep concern for our community and to share what I have learned after 22 years practicing criminal law, this being my 17th year as a prosecutor.
The District Attorney has many roles. The DA is the chief law enforcement position for our county, responsible for decisions that have lifelong consequences for everyone involved; the chief financial officer for the office, responsible for the efficient use of public resources to provide for a stable budget, even in unstable times. The DA is one of the community leaders responsible for being knowledgeable about our entire community and accessible to all. The DA is responsible for prosecutorial ethics, defense of our Constitutions, and protection of the separation of powers within the criminal justice system.
We rely on experience to dodge pitfalls that we have stepped in before, and to prepare for changes. There is no substitute or quick fix to replace experience that is attained over time. Local knowledge and respect must be earned over years in our community, and are irreplaceable.
Jonathan Cable is the 6th DA I have worked for. I can assure you that Jonathan Cable fills all of these roles. I am very thankful, on behalf of my family and community, that he is our DA. I strongly encourage you to vote for him to keep all of the experience and integrity he brings to this incredibly important position.
Newport Attorneys Jeff Ouderkirk and Jeff Hollen:
Jonathan Cable has spent fourteen years serving Lincoln County, both as District Attorney, Deputy District Attorney and in the private practice of law. Jonathan’s approach to his work is straightforward and no nonsense.
He has, in our experience, always been objective, professional, committed and fair. Jonathan has vastly more experience on both the public and private sides of the legal community.
His opponent has two years as a deputy district attorney. Jonathan has earned the respect and support of the majority of the Lincoln County Bar. He and his family have made Lincoln County their home for the past fourteen years and are actively involved in this community.
We are voting for Jonathan Cable because he is clearly the more qualified and engaged candidate and we encourage you to do the same. Let Jonathan’s tough but fair approach to the office of District attorney continue to serve the best interests of all of us Lincoln County’s citizens.
Newport Attorney Gretchen Havner:
As you may have seen, Jonathan Cable’s campaign slogan is “Experience Matters,” and never has this been more true than in these troubling times. I first met Jonathan Cable in 2008 when my husband, Brian Gardner, accepted a position as a Lincoln County Deputy District Attorney. At that time, Jonathan had already been working as a Lincoln County Deputy District Attorney for two years.
As the nation sunk into recession, tough budgetary and policy choices needed to be made throughout Lincoln County. Jonathan and Brian worked through those choices. They know what worked and what failed. They know first-hand the impact each choice had on co-workers, victims, and our community’s safety. This experience prepares Jonathan to lead our DA’s office through the uncertain times ahead.
I shared an office with Jonathan Cable for three years. He was the first to arrive in the morning and the last to leave, usually working six days a week. He is humble and gracious, instilling a sense of teamwork in those around him. Jonathan enjoys assisting other attorneys and was always willing to answer my questions or talk through a difficult case with me. I am honored he chose my husband, Brian Gardner, as his Chief Deputy.
As a community member I am grateful someone as experienced and dedicated as Jonathan Cable is standing guard as we weather this storm together. I hope you’ll join me in voting for Jonathan Cable so he can continue to serve our community.
Lincoln County District Attorney Office Manager Tony Rivers:
I have known Jonathan Cable since 2014 when I began working as a Courtroom clerk for the Honorable Judge Paulette Sanders. Being new to the courtroom arena, I was consistently impressed with Jonathan’s professionalism, preparation, and knowledge of the law as a Deputy District Attorney during court hearings. I had the pleasure of seeing him as lead prosecutor during lengthy and complicated trials in both criminal and juvenile dependency cases. His passion for the law was evident with every case he prosecuted.
During my two years on the court staff, I got to know Jonathan on a more personal level. There are many things about him I began to admire: his honesty, intelligence, legal experience, and humor among them. Most of all, I came to admire his immense integrity in every situation.
In 2015 when Jonathan told me he was leaving the District Attorney’s office to become an indigent defense attorney, I was certain all these attributes would enable him to be successful in his new venture; and they did.
Working for Jonathan at the law office, I gained a new found respect for his work ethic. Over the course of four years I watched him work tirelessly seven days a week defending clients who could not afford an attorney. Jonathan gained a new level of respect from the legal community, including the district attorney’s office, with his knowledge and professionalism on the cases he defended. His clients respected the fact that he was a former prosecutor and knew both sides of the law. He protected their rights like no other and it was amazing to see him become a defense attorney that everyone admired.
This past January, Jonathan was appointed as the District Attorney. When he called to ask if I would come with him to manage the office, I did not hesitate. I knew that Jonathan, along with his Chief Deputy DA Brian Gardner, would ‘right the ship’ and have a major positive impact on that office, the courthouse, the law enforcement community, and the residents of Lincoln County. Jonathan is a born leader and brings the multi-faceted experience needed to lead this office. He is the right individual for this office, not only during this tumultuous time, but for the duration.
Jonathan Cable is the Lincoln County District Attorney, and we need to keep it that way! Please join me in voting to retain Jonathan as our DA in the upcoming election.
Debbie Simmons Howard, Lincoln County District Attorney’s Office Legal Assistant:
I have worked for several District Attorneys and many deputy DAs over the last 14 years. I have had the pleasure of working with Jonathan both when we first started at the DA’s office and when he was a defense attorney. His dedication, professionalism, work ethic and knowledge are top notch. He is personable and approachable, as well as fair. The experience alone that he and Brian Gardner bring to our office is immense. I remember when the new laws came out regarding HIPPA. He literally read the entire manual and it is huge, that was impressive to me. I also worked along side him when he was our union president, and can attest that he goes the extra mile for the best interest of the people. He isn’t afraid of hard work. He isn’t beyond taking a lower level case and is more than capable of the highest level felonies. He was always that go-to person when law enforcement called or came in and had a question and so many were disappointed when he left 4 years ago for private practice. Law Enforcement and partner agencies were very happy to hear he had applied for the position of District Attorney and even happier when he was appointed by Governor Kate Brown. Our office has never been a happier pace to work, even during these trying times. I am asking folks to join me in voting for the candidate that makes the most sense, brings the most experience and is a hands down winner for Lincoln County, Jonathan Cable!
Former Court Interpreter Joaquin Varo:
As an interpreter for 17 years, I had the opportunity to work with attorneys who were rather new to the profession, and attorneys who practiced for decades.
One can always notice how experienced an attorney is. That is precisely what I noticed about Jonathan. His calm and professional demeanor, along his knowledge of law, his command of accurate communication, are some of the great attributes that made him a great public defense attorney.
I like how he always took the time to ensure his clients, who had a different language and cultural background than his own, understood their charges, rights, court proceeding and defense options, strategies and plans. Therefore, Jonathan has my full support and confidence for Lincoln County District Attorney.
Investigator Harold Nash:
I have worked in Lincoln County for many decades as a private investigator and have dealt with a number of DA’s during their time in office here, as well as most of the county’s defense attorneys. It has been my privilege to interact and work with Jonathan Cable in his previous capacity as a Deputy District Attorney and now as the incumbent District Attorney, as well as during his time as a prominent member of the Lincoln County defense bar. In my opinion, there is no more ethical and fair-minded individual than Mr. Cable. He runs and will continue to operate the District Attorney’s office with professionalism and a focus on providing justice to all individuals involved. Jonathan will not be driven by a win at all costs mindset. What I mean by that is I believe he will insure cases are assessed based on a critical analysis of the facts presented. I do not believe he will overreach or over-charge individuals as a negotiating tactic, but rather, cases will be brought with appropriate charges and prosecuted aggressively to ensure people found guilty of crimes will be held justly accountable. In my opinion, victims and defendants can both trust Mr. Cable to treat them fairly. Jonathan has worked many cases in his career and has a unique perspective of being able to analyze them from both a prosecutorial and a defense standpoint. Mr. Cable will always strive to make a just decision as to how cases are handled under his leadership. The people of Lincoln County need to vote to retain Jonathan Cable as their DA. He has the experience and strength of character necessary to hold this critically important office.
Newport Attorney Susan Elizabth Reese Painter:
Lincoln County received a superior public servant when Governor Brown appointed Jonathan Cable as district attorney. Mr. Cable offers:
Nearly two decades of experience, mostly as a prosecutor;
Nine years as Lincoln County deputy district attorney, under three DAs, trying major crimes and training young lawyers and police officers;
Administrative experience representing employees as president of the Lincoln County Employees Association;
Four years in private practice managing an office, trying civil cases and gaining a different perspective on criminal law through indigent defense work.
Contested political races often involve partisanship, but Mr. Cable’s opponent recently featured a blatant misrepresentation in a News-Times advertisement. Claiming “Ethical Leadership for Lincoln County” under her name, she implied that Mr. Cable is unethical and suggested falsely that she is the district attorney. Although her later ads removed that inference, she has yet to apologize to the voters and Mr. Cable for this false impression.
Mr. Cable’s opponent has been a lawyer just over three years and is relatively new to Lincoln County. She has never worked in private practice or run her own law firm.
Governor Brown chose Mr. Cable from a group of four qualified candidates — his opponent not among them — after careful consideration, research and counsel from a diverse committee. Unlike those applicants, she did not participate in a selection process involving extensive written applications, interviews by the committee and the governor and a comprehensive police background check. She decided to challenge Mr. Cable after he declined to appoint her as his chief deputy. Personal spite is no substitute for professional integrity.
Mr. Cable brings humility and dedication to the delicate task of rebuilding an office marked by dissension and turnover in recent years. His background shows his ability to handle a major county office with a large budget and backlog of unresolved cases.
Jonathan Cable exemplifies the highest standards of ethics, transparency and integrity. He is experienced, professional and committed. He is serving Lincoln County well as our district attorney, and we should keep him.
Former Lincoln County Juvenile Department Assistant Director Mike Hart
During my tenure, I had the opportunity to work with Jonathan Cable as a deputy district attorney and an attorney in private practice. I found him to be professional, knowledgeable and, most of all, thoughtful in his dealings with the youth and families brought before the court. You could trust he had both public protection and the best interests of the youth forefront in his mind. It is this comprehensive approach to justice, gained from time spent as a prosecutor and defense attorney, that I believe he’ll incorporate in the operation of the DA’s office. The community will benefit from the qualities, skills and abilities he brings to the position.
Former Lincoln County District Attorney Bernice Barnett:
Jonathan Cable is my choice for District Attorney. I am proud to endorse him. Jonathan has the range and the depth of experience required to lead our prosecutors and manage our complex Lincoln County District Attorney’s office. Importantly, he has integrity, coupled with good judgment. When I hired Jonathan in 2006, he already had solid prosecutor experience. He was a diligent, thoughtful, and ethical deputy. He had the ability to evaluate and try cases well. He was calm in the face of the daily fires that come with prosecuting crimes. He was a valued team member who worked to make our office better. He is genuinely interested in and cares about victims of crime. His cases have included the truly emotionally draining cases, protecting children and protecting victims of domestic violence. His experience as a major crime team member is invaluable. Jonathan is knowledgeable about the entire county system and knows how the District Attorney’s office fits into it. I trust Jonathan to work for justice. I know police officers, DA staff, and community members join me in supporting Jonathan Cable for Lincoln County District Attorney.
City of Siletz Mayer Willie Worman
It’s always tough in a small community that doesn’t have industry and has few jobs and few voters to gain support from authorities.
In the time I have decided to be active in the community to help chase out the drugs and the theft and such it was clear that there has been a disconnect between Siletz and any sort of law enforcement.
Trying to speak with the District Attorney’s office was impossible. Unless several weeks between responses is considered acceptable. To me it is not.
Several weeks ago I was approached by Jonathan cable to support his campaign for District Attorney. I was very skeptical at best but I sat down with him and asked the tough questions and was very impressed with the answers. Mostly I was impressed with the fact that he approached me, from Siletz, with fewer votes than most places, and still cares enough to want to help make things better.
After this meeting I began asking a lot of trusted people who they support and why. And as far as I can tell, it’s really 50/50 for each candidates. I have met them both and like them both but here’s the thing, I have to see action that betters Siletz because that’s really what matters to me.
In the past couple weeks we have been dealing with things here that have really put the sheriffs office and the DA to the test. And I have been holding them all to their word. I can say, from my perspective they were genuine and honest and have really been walking the walk. Like I said, I expect action not words. And I have seen nothing but action. If this continues and the relationship grows we should have an incredible team.
Investigator Jacob James Anthony Accurso:
This is a difficult letter to write. In the upcoming election, you will choose one person to lead the office of the District Attorney. You have a choice between a person who’s experience in life, let alone as an attorney, recommends that person to the position over and above his opponent. I know both candidates. As persons, I like both candidates. But I have to choose. I would like to say that because I know both candidates, the choice would be difficult. But it isn’t. The reason the choice is easy for me is because I defer to the experience bodied forth in the person of Jonathan Cable. He has gone to court as a deputy in the office of the District Attorney AND he has gone to court in the interest of keeping intact his clients’ Constitutional right to the presumption of innocence. Mr. Cable’s opponent, on the other hand, has by comparison, little experience. So here’s how I’m going to put it to you. If given the choice, would you rather board the airplane whose pilot has 10,000 hours under his belt? Or the one whose pilot has a fraction of those hours? I’ve already chosen. Now it’s your turn. Please join me in electing to the position of District Attorney the person who is already District Attorney. This letter was difficult. The choice, a no brainer. Vote for Jonathan Cable.
Former Lincoln County Deputy District Attorney Christine Herrman
Until January of this year, I was a Deputy District Attorney in Lincoln County and was responsible for child abuse and sexual assault crimes, chaired the child abuse multidisciplinary team and sexual assault response team, and was a member of the major crimes team.
I was not in Lincoln County long, but I quickly developed a deep love for this beautiful part of the state and the communities that make up the county. For that reason, and because I was asked to, I threw my name in the hat for consideration for the appointment as District Attorney when Michelle Branam left. I was naturally disappointed, but not surprised, that the decision was made to give the appointment to Jonathan Cable. Mr. Cable’s connections to the area far exceeded those of any of the other three of us who applied, and he has an impressive, varied resume of experience that will, and has, served him well in the role.
I left Lincoln County, but I remain passionately interested in the community and the success of the District Attorney’s office. I know both candidates for DA – I have gone head-to-head in court with Mr. Cable, and occupied the office next door to Ms. Danforth in the DA’s office. I know them both personally and professionally. I have watched their campaigns from a distance. And I feel the need to speak up.
I can attest that Lanee Danforth is a very smart attorney. When she is invested in a case, she throws herself into it with abandon, and she is usually successful in trial. She is a real resource in that office, and has an outstanding grasp of the evidence code. She is perfectly suited to be a deputy district attorney, and an excellent one.
She is not, however, a leader.
Having worked alongside her, I can say without hesitation that she would be the absolute wrong choice for DA. The position of DA is an administrative, and to a lesser degree, political, one. The DA has to be a leader, an inspiration, and a deft manager of people, budgets, expectations, relationships, and messages. Crucial to the success of the DA is transparent, ethical, dedicated focus on the role of the DA in the criminal justice system, and the importance of independence and absolute adherence to the law, recognizing the awesome power the position can wield. It is helpful, to be sure, if the DA is also a good trial attorney. However, exceptional, ethical leadership is what Lincoln County, like every other county, needs in the DA.
Citizens of Lincoln County are fortunate to have the chance to elect a well-qualified District Attorney in Mr. Cable, and to retain a well-qualified Deputy District Attorney in Ms. Danforth.
Former Newport Police Department Lieutenant Dave Teem:
While employed by the Newport Police Department I had many opportunities to observe Mr. Cable in his role as Deputy District Attorney. Mr. Cable always conducted himself in a professional manner and worked his cases in the best interest of justice and the community. He did what was right in the circumstance to seek a positive outcome for the community. A few months ago, I had the opportunity to talk with Mr. Cable when attending a community event. During our extended conversation about the challenges of District Attorney he conveyed to me his understanding of the challenges of his position and a realistic perspective of working with those challenges to generate positive outcomes. It is my opinion that in these polarizing times we need a solid and proven leader as our District Attorney. I believe Mr. Cable is that leader who can provide the insight, guidance and experience to fulfill the needs of the position.
Courtney Kelly, Lincoln County DA’s Office Legal Assistant:
Regarding Ms. Andrisa’s letter in the newspaper, as an employee with the DA’s office I feel misrepresented. I have never once felt pressured by Jonathan to support him in this election, and I am certainly not afraid of retaliation if I were to lean towards Lanee Danforth. Jonathan is a very intelligent, fair, and kind man, and I feel safe in the environment he’s built for us. Thank you, Jonathan. You’re a wonderful boss and I’m glad I get to work for you.
Former Lincoln County Circuit Court Clerk Amy Bendel:
You’ve got my vote. I know Jonathan from my time as an employee of the circuit court. During our many interactions over the 12 years I was there, not once did I see Jonathan act in a manner that was unprofessional or unethical. He is a fair, honest, and solid individual. I think that’s why misleading tactics such as those described in this video clearly offend him. Jonathan’s core values combined with his many years of experience both in prosecution and defense make him the best choice for our county’s District Attorney. I encourage you to join me in voting Jonathan Cable for DA because experience matters.
James Fruth, Attorney:
I encourage the voters of Lincoln County to support the candidacy of Jonathan Cable for District Attorney. I was fortunate to get to know Jonathan when he served as a prosecuting attorney in Ohio, handling both misdemeanor and felony crimes. In my nearly 26 years of practice, I have experienced a wide variety of prosecutors. Jonathan ranks at the top in all the categories that count: professionalism, skill, diligence, empathy, and honesty. While Jonathan was always a tough adversary, I could always count on his word. Sadly, that quality is lacking too often in the courtroom. Accordingly, it was no surprise that Oregon Governor Kate Brown appointed Jonathan to be your Lincoln County District Attorney.
If you value a district attorney who is tough as nails, you would do well to vote for Jonathan Cable. If it is also important for you to vote for a good person with the highest integrity, then your choice is overwhelmingly clear. Please vote for Jonathan Cable for Lincoln County District Attorney.
Siletz Mayor Willie Worman:
About a month ago a friend of mine, Tony Rivers, asked me if I would be willing to sit down and speak with a candidate that is running for District Attorney.
I agreed and had the pleasure to meet and have a sit down with Jonathan Cable.
I had heard good thing prior to the meeting and was optimistic because this is the first sit down request I have had from this office without asking for it myself. I was still skeptical because we don’t always get the kind of service we need from the DA’s office. More often than not it feels like siletz and what’s best for our community is an after thought to most people that are not from Siletz which has been very frustrating while trying to make changes.
I was able to share many stories with Mr Cable and hear his vision for the office of District Attorney and the differences he would like to make in this county and the kind of help he would like to give the community of Siletz.
Most important to me is to have an open line of communication that goes both ways. Having open communication in a timely manner and getting real answers, whether we always agree or not, is so very needed. And that is the guarantee that our community is given. No false inflated promises of “I will do this or I will do that” just honest answers to tough questions.
The thing is, it’s easy to just keep things as they are and move forward doing nothing new and not making a real difference. But the tough and often unpopular thing to do is to go in and change things, shake things up, and try and do something new in a system that has been the same for many years.
My opinion, and I’m speaking for my self based on what I have seen happen in the past 5 years, is that a change and a shake up is just what’s needed. Continuing to do things as they have been done clearly has not been working in Lincoln county. So my vote is for someone new. A change.
I have not spoken with other candidates or had requests to sit down with other candidates but I think that’s just the point. This is different. Johnathan Cable is different. So I’m going to support someone that clearly wants to make a change and seems to care about what my community wants and needs to move forward.
I love my community and I want the absolute best for Siletz. I believe and I hope I am right in the idea that Jonathan Cable is the right person for the job.
I know that in the short time I have known Mr. Cable, he has shown me he is.
Good luck in the upcoming election! It is good that you got that experience on the defense side of things, but I for one am glad you are back on this side!
You have earned the respect of this community. I look forward to your success.
Business Owner Heidi Rivers:
Jonathan is admired by so many for his intelligence,integrity and for treating people with dignity and respect. He is truly a good man-son-husband-friend and leader. My husband has worked for Jonathan the past 4 years and admires him for all of those reasons. Yes-Experience does matter... He has that covered for sure....but add honesty-strength and compassion of others and we have our true leader. He is our District Attorney! Let’s keep it that way.
Nelson Jackson, Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians:
I hope you are the D.A. because now you have seen the other side of the justice system and I feel like you will be fare and justified, when doing your job , I hope your the kind of man that will that will not turn a blind eye to right and wrong and just go for as many convictions as you can get but help people and not "just" lock them up for as long as possible, I think you will be a good D.A.
Investigator Monteen Nash:
I feel compelled to reply to Kyle Andrisa’s letter to the Editor in the Newport Newstimes 4/10/20 issue. She states “..Mr. Cable and his team are engaging in some of the dirtiest politics I have ever witnessed”. I must say I fail to understand how pointing out the contrast in experience between an extremely qualified candidate in the person of DA Jonathan Cable and the limited years of experience of his opponent, Ms. Danforth, can be described as dirty politics. I, for one, want a DA that already has the background and legal expertise of Mr. Cable and not one who is fairly new to the practice of law. Ms. Danforth might one day make a good DA, but not, in my opinion, at this stage in her career. I urge everyone to vote to retain Mr. Cable as our DA.
Sharon Howell Lowry, Retired Legal Assistant:
Very well done Mr. Cable. You have our votes. You have an impressive background and years of experience that certainly qualifies you for the position of District Attorney. It is astounding to think anyone with a three year law degree would think they had enough legal experience to be the District Attorney.
Diane Russo Teem:
You have our support and you earned our respect! We appreciate your long history of ethical practice in Lincoln County.
Business Manager Maggie White:
He is an incredible human being and his years of experience and work done in those years speak for themselves . His history in the county in handling tough cases with nothing but the utmost respect and professionalism is why I’m sure the Governor saw in him a perfect fit for the position he now holds. He has our vote ! And negative campaigns are usually the work of someone who has no background or experience to stand on . Lincoln County is lucky to have Jonathan Cable as our District Attorney.
Former Lincoln County District Attorney’s Office Employee Belinda Goody
I worked in the the Lincoln County District Attorney’s Office in 2008 and remember Jonathan Cable. He was always professional and I feel he will do a professional, upstanding job for the County. If I were still living there I would vote for him.
Steve Lovejoy, Retired Lincoln City Attorney
I have lived and worked in Lincoln County as a general practitioner, public defender and criminal defense attorney since 1973. I am now semi-retired and no longer do criminal defense. I wanted to take this opportunity to give our District Attorney Jonathan Cable my strongest endorsement to the voters of this county to retain him as district attorney. Having done this work for over 40 years and having worked with all previous Lincoln County district attorneys since 1973, there is only one choice in this election. Mr. Cable is the only candidate who possesses the necessary qualifications and talents for this position.
Some of you might question my motivation for this endorsement. Jonathan Cable and I are not personal friends. Our relationship has always been adversarial and professional in nature. I want or expect nothing in return. I am doing what I believe is right and in the best interests in the administration of equal justice for our county. Jonathan Cable is a fair minded, experienced prosecutor and a skilled trial lawyer. We are fortunate to have him as our district attorney. Please join me in voting to retain Jonathan Cable as our district attorney.
Lisa Marie Hyslop, Seal Rock
I am not normally someone who is outspoken in the political arena. However, with such a huge disparity in the qualifications and campaign behavior of the candidates for Lincoln County District Attorney I feel compelled to speak out at this time.
Over the past several weeks I have seen a real discrepancy in the character of the candidates for Lincoln County District Attorney. While Jonathan Cable is investing his time and energy into informing and bring together our community, his opponent Lanee Danforth appears to be blanketing the county with donor dollars by way of glossy mass mailings and pre-recorded generic calls in order to garner votes.
Early in the COVID19 crisis District Attorney Cable communicated to Lincoln County from his living room explaining Governor Brown’s stay at home order. Very shortly after the order had been released Jonathan Cable had an online message ready for distribution answering questions and clarifying what we all needed to know not just to stay in compliance with the order but also to keep our families safe.
Throughout this difficult time District Attorney Cable has utilized online resources to hold virtual town hall meetings. Jonathan Cable is listening to all of us. He is answering our questions, he is openly discussing the issues important to us right here at home. What’s more, is that in his outreach we can see for ourselves his personal investment in this community.
It should be no surprise that District Attorney Cable is so committed to Lincoln County. Prior to being hand picked by Governor Brown for his current position he served for nine years as the Deputy District Attorney for Lincoln County. He is a Past President of the Lincoln County Employee Association where he continued to expand his knowledge of county budgets. He is the Chair of the Elder Abuse Task Force. Jonathan Cable is steadfast in his commitment to the people of Lincoln County, a transparent and fair justice system and also the financial responsibility of his office.
It has been my pleasure to know District Attorney Cable for a little more than a year now and in that time, I have seen first-hand his deep commitment to Lincoln County and the well being of her citizens. In this time of global uncertainty there is deep contention running between friends, family and neighbors. Now, more than ever community matters, kindness matters and in our trusted leaders, experience matters.
Christopher Miller, Retired Lincoln County Sheriffs Department Deputy Sheriff
I am proud to endorse Jonathan Cable for Lincoln County District Attorney. As a patrol Deputy for the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, I worked closely with Jonathan when he was a Deputy District Attorney. When he was a private practice attorney, I referred all of my firearms training clients and friends to him with confidence.
He is a hard worker and builds relationships with our community members. Jonathan is respected by my fellow law enforcement professionals because of his experience, expertise and dedication to our community.
Jonathan has been such a benefit to our community for many years through his hard work and commitment. He has always been a role model for law and order and a mentor for attorneys on both sides of the courtroom. He is fair, honest, and he cares about the people of Lincoln County. I have no doubt he will be an invaluable asset as our District Attorney.
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