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Home Town Meeting 5: Please Vote by 8 p.m., May 19, 2020
Former District Attorney Race Candidate Kenneth Park: I Suspended My Campaign in Support of Cable
Newport News Times Questions and Answers : DA Candidates
Yachats News Questions and Answers: DA Candidates
Town Hall 4: Measure 11 Crimes and Prosecution
District Attorney Jonathan Cable Appears on Coffee with Keira
District Attorney Jonathan Cable on Hotline Radio Show
Lincoln County District Attorney (and DA Candidate) Jonathan Cable was interviewed on Hotline 4/20/20. Listen here (thanks to KNPT!). He outlines what is currenlty happening in the DA’s Office, what his plans are, and what to expect during COVID-19:
League of Women Voters of Lincoln County Hosts Video Forum
League of Women Voters of Lincoln County encouraged Lincoln County District Attorney candidates (as well as those running for Congressional District 5; Lincoln County Commissioner, position 2; Lincoln County Circuit Court Judge, District 17, position 1) to answer a series of questions via video as part of a Facebook candidate forum. The videos took the place of traditional in-person forums due to Covid-19, and were uploaded by LWV Saturday, April 18.
District Attorney Jonathan Cable Hosts Facebook Town Halls
Lincoln County District Attorney Jonathan Cable is hosting a series of six town hall meetings online on the ”Jonathan Cable for Lincoln County District Attorney” Facebook page. Spanning from April 10 – May 15, videos will be uploaded by 7 p.m. every Friday. Citizens are encouraged to submit questions through the “Contact Us” button on the Facebook page, or through the “Contact” button found on this website under the “About Jonathan” page. The town hall videos will focus on the DA candidate and issues important to Lincoln County, and can also be viewed on this website.
Watch the full Town Hall Meeting 3 from April 24:
Watch the full Town Hall Meeting 2 from April 17:
Watch the full Town Hall Meeting 1 from April 10:
Kenneth “Rusty” Park Exits DA Race, Endorses DA Jonathan Cable
In the Summer of 2019, the Lincoln County District Attorney's Office was unsettled by the resignation of Michelle Branam as District Attorney. During this unsettled time, out of a deep caring for the DA's Office, I submitted my name to run for the position of District Attorney in the May Primary Election.
In January, Governor Kate Brown appointed Jonathan Cable to the position of District Attorney of Lincoln County. For the past several weeks I have observed Mr. Cable in this position. He has brought in new management staff, and made several positive changes for the office. Governor Brown made the right choice in her selection, and I am honored to work for him.
Jonathan has implemented changes to counteract the scheduling issues of the Circuit Court while his staff has brought a positive, hard-working attitude to the office. The changes are apparent after a few short weeks, and look to continue to improve as he remains in the position. Jonathan's appointed Chief Deputy District Attorney, Brian Gardner, is one of the most intelligent attorneys I have ever worked with as a lawyer. The work of his appointed office manager, Anthony Rivers, has improved the morale of the office dramatically.
For these reasons, I am suspending my campaign for the position of District Attorney and strongly endorse Jonathan Cable for the position. I would encourage anyone voting in May to vote for Jonathan.
Jonathan's remaining opponent has little experience in the practice of law, less in prosecution, and no observable management qualities. A recent newspaper advertisement has brought her morals and integrity into question due to it's misleading and deceptive nature. The ad was fictitious, dishonest, and possibly illegal in a campaign. During this pandemic time we need someone with honesty and integrity in the position of District Attorney.
Jonathan Cable is the only remaining candidate with significant experience in the practice of law in Lincoln County, both as a prosecutor and as a defense attorney. He has demonstrated strong management skills and a commitment to serve the people of our community. Mr. Cable has high integrity and honesty as he has shown in our office. The position of District Attorney is a vital role in Lincoln County and requires an experienced attorney with proven ability. If you were planning to vote for me on May 19th, please transfer that vote to Jonathan Cable so we can continue the prosecution of criminals in Lincoln County with honesty and integrity. – Kenneth Park
*To win the May 19th primary, Cable must receive 50% plus 1 of all votes
Pearls of Wisdom Dispensed at OCCC Fundraiser
Oregon Coast Community College Foundation hosted Pearls of Wisdom March 7 to raise funds for scholarships and equipment. Students and faculty presented attendees with demonstrations and information ranging from nursing school mannequin simulation, microscopic meteorites, and moon jellyfish habitat to live artistic drawing.
A dinner catered by Side Door Café was consumed as students shared their stories about how the community college, and its donors, provided opportunities to better their lives through education. A 50/50 raffle, wine pull, and paddle raise served as vehicles to garner money to assist more students.
Lincoln County District Attorney Jonathan Cable attended the event with his wife, Kendall, a 2014 OCCC Nursing Program graduate. He believes education, such as that provided by OCCC, is imperative to the community.
“My wife was fortunate enough to earn several scholarships throughout her attendance due to initiatives such as Pearls of Wisdom. She cannot speak highly enough of OCCC’s Nursing Program and staff, the friends she has made, and the sense of ‘home’ she feels when she returns to this day,” Cable said. “It is a special place filled with very kind and knowledgeable people who invest in their students.”
Cable congratulates OCCC for earning its accreditation in February. This step provides additional grant opportunities, students to experience more seamless transfers, and gives college personnel power over financial aid and programs.
“We are very fortunate that OCCC exists in our county,” Cable said. “It provides educational access to those who have a dream to better themselves and, to those who qualify, with scholarship opportunities. In essence, Oregon Coast Community College offers well-tailored education that suits the needs of the Lincoln County.”
For more information on OCCC, go to: https://www.oregoncoastcc.org/
Dining for a Good Cause
Lincoln County District Attorney Jonathan Cable dined at Chowder Bowl in Newport March 4th in support of Samaritan House. Fifty percent of the proceeds from lunch and dinner benefited the transitional housing and parenting programs.
“Samaritan House provides integral services for families with children struggling with homelessness. It encourages self reliance and sustainability,” Cable said.
Samaritan House provides shelter for families through a 10-month residency program. Weekly classes guide parents in such areas as budgeting, and mandates the use of a savings account during participation in the program. Founded in 1988, Samaritan House provides a valuable service for Lincoln County.
For more information about Samaritan House, go to: https://www.samfamshelter.org/
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Upcoming Meet & Greet Events – CANCELLED
District Attorney Jonathan Cable is looking forward to meeting Lincoln County voters during these events in April:
- Yachats Commons, Multipurpose Room, April 2, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
- Newport Public Library, Tuesday, April 7, 5:30 – 7:00 pm
- Toledo Main Street Dance and Fitness, Thursday, April 9, 5:30 – 7:00 pm
- Lincoln City Cultural Center, Friday, April 17, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
- Siletz Dee Ne Gifts, Tuesday, April 21, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
- Waldport Community Center, Tuesday, April 28, 5:30 – 7:00 pm
“Sea of Love” brings in money for Olalla Center
District Attorney Jonathan Cable attended “Sea of Love,” a benefit for the Olalla Center at the Oregon Coast Aquarium, on February 14, 2020, with his wife, Kendall. The cocktail party included an art auction, live music, food, and informative talks by aquarium staff. Pictured (left to right): Lincoln County District Attorney Jonathan Cable, who urged guests to support the Olalla Center due to the positive impact it confers on children and families, and Olalla Center Board President Jane Lehrer.