supporters during a campaign celebration party at Summit Saloon following the preliminary results for Deschutes County District Attorney on Tuesday.
supporters during a campaign party Tuesday at Summit Saloon after seeing encouraging results for his
run for DA
"It's nice to see that hard work pay off," he
14,923 votes 60.1% Initial election results
John Hummel, an attorney who once served on the Bend City Council, won handily in Tuesday's election.
would focus less on prosecution and more on collaboration with outside agencies, managing the office and establishing programs to prevent crime.
It looks as if he
will get his
"My first thought is that I am happy for all the volunteers.
We had more than 100 volunteers helping with this campaign," Hummel
said Tuesday from his
victory party at the Summit Saloon.
"I'm happy for them, and I'm, of course, happy for myself.
It's a culmination of a year of hard work, and it's nice to see that hard work pay off."
Hummel, 44, spent 12 years as a defense attorney in Central Oregon and the Portland area.
moved to Bend in 1996 and in 2000 was elected to the City Council.
He served there until 2006 when he abruptly resigned and announced he'd leave the area to work in Liberia for The Carter Center.
returned to Central Oregon in 2012 and announced his
candidacy for DA
in September 2013.
For the last two years, Hummel has worked as the state and federal policy director at Oregon Primary Care Association.
taken today off but will return to working full-time there now that the campaign is over.
has no plans yet on how to transition into the DA's
"Patrick is the district attorney until January, so he will make any decisions about that, not me," Hummel said.
"I know that many people were misled by the false advertising that Hummel
saturated the airwaves with from all the money he raised outside our community," Flaherty