Public Donation Records Reveal Lawyers, Judges, Portland Elites “Circling the Wagons” Around Vance Day’s Opponent for Court of Appeals
“The fact that our underdog campaign has been blest with financial support from regular folks from across the state just underscores what people have been telling me: they’re tired of one system of justice for the well-connected insiders, big-city elites, and the politically entitled – and another for average citizens. Our justice system should belong to all the people, not just to the lawyers from Portland. In this election, Oregonians get to claim it back so its promise can be restored for everyone.”— Vance Day, Candidate for Position 3, Oregon Court of Appeals
REDMOND, OREGON —Vance Day’s campaign for Position 3 on the Oregon Court of Appeals is surging. Buoyed by his ambitious goal to visit all of Oregon’s 36 counties to listen to citizens concerned about the erosion of constitutional freedoms and the breakdown of law and order, his crowds, volunteers, and donations are growing.
As Vance Day’s campaign gathers momentum, campaign donation records provide a revealing insight into the forces propping up his opponent:
- 59% of funds raised are from Attorneys or Judges
- 62% of funds raised are from the Portland Metro Area
- 34% of donations list no occupation, for some reason…
According to Team Vance Day Communication Director Kevin Hoar:
“Nearly 60% of Vance Day’s opponent’s campaign dollars are coming from attorneys or judges, and even more than that is coming just from the Portland Metro area only. By contrast, our donors are from all over the state. They consist primarily of average citizens and small-business owners who have taken the brunt of the erosion of our system of justice in the last several years. Clearly, the powerful Portland elites are concerned and have started circling to the wagons to salvage the 19-year incumbent candidacy of Vance’s opponent.”
Vance Day, Candidate for Position 3, Oregon Court of Appeals, added:
“Because I’ve been meeting with voters as I travel to all 36 counties of our state, it’s no surprise that our message of Equality, Freedom, and the Rule of Law is striking such a chord. The fact that our underdog campaign has been blessed with financial support from regular folks from across the state just serves to underscore what people have been telling me: they’re tired of one system of justice for the well-connected insiders, big-city elites, and the politically entitled – and another for average citizens. Our justice system should belong to all the people, not just to the lawyers from Portland. In this election, Oregonians get to claim it back so its promise can be restored for everyone.”
ABOUT VANCE DAY FOR JUDGE
Vance Day is a candidate for Position 3 on the Oregon Court of Appeals, a statewide, nonpartisan position. The election will be held May 17, 2022.
Day is a sixth-generation descendant of Oregon Trail pioneers, born and raised in the Willamette Valley. He graduated magna cum laude from Warner Pacific University and earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Willamette University College of Law in 1991. An accomplished trial lawyer, he has tried over 300 bench and jury trials. In addition, Vance served the State of Oregon for nearly four years as the Chairman of the Oregon Republican Party.
In 2011 Day was appointed to serve as a Circuit Court Judge and was elected to a full six-year term in Nov. 2012. In 2012, Judge Day started a veteran’s treatment court in Salem, Oregon, to target the root causes of veterans’ criminal behavior, such as homelessness, mental illness, and substance abuse, by bringing together the prosecutor, the defense attorney, the judge, other veterans, treatment providers, mentors, and support teams to work together to help veterans make a fresh start. While Day was running the program, there was a zero-recidivism rate.
Upon completion of his term as a circuit court judge, Vance Day was recruited by the board of the Christian men’s ministry Promise Keepers to help rebuild the organization, eventually serving as president of the organization. Under his leadership, the organization was revitalized and now ministers to hundreds of thousands of men globally. Most recently, Day travels the length and breadth of Oregon on behalf of the James Madison Center for Free Speech, meeting with various organizations, churches, and community groups to discuss our constitutional liberties and how we can responsibly respond to government overreach.
For more information:
- Visit our website at TeamVanceDay.org
- To invite Vance Day to speak, contact Events@TeamVanceDay.org
- To get involved in Vance Day’s campaign, email: IAmIn@TeamVanceDay.org
**FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE**
April 22, 2022
CONTACT: Kevin Hoar, Communications Director
Media@TeamVanceDay.org | 541-714-3646