Brandenburg could win Clackamas County sheriff race outright
Angela Brandenburg may have earned a high enough percentage of the vote to avoid a runoff on the November ballot. Brandenburg, who currently serves the county as undersheriff, earned 51% of the vote according to early returns.
Lynn Schoenfeld, a former CCSO sergeant, earned 29% of the vote for second place in a four-way race with Brian Jensen and Roger Edwards.
Brandenburg joined the U.S. Army National Guard at age 18, earning the rank of sergeant before she was honorably discharged after nine years. She began her law enforcement career as a reserve deputy within the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office before becoming a full-time deputy in 1992.
Brandenburg has served in several roles throughout her 29 years with CCSO, including as a patrol and civil division deputy, field training officer, SWAT team member, search and rescue team member, patrol and civil division sergeant, public information officer and director of the county's Family Justice Center.
In 2019, Brandenburg was promoted to undersheriff upon the retirement of former CCSO undersheriff Chris Hoy.
Schoenfeld is a retired former sergeant with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office. He joined the department in 1994 after brief stints as an officer with Oregon City and Sherwood. He's served in many different roles as member of CCSO including as field training officer, S.W.A.T. deputy, Gang Enforcement Deputy, patrol sergeant, detective Sergeant, narcotics Iivestigations sergeant, S.W.A.T. team leader and six years as Transit Police Sergeant.
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