Candidates may spend up to £89,055 during the election period for this £70,000 post
Mike Costello - UKIP
Ron Hogg - Labour
Kingsley Smith - Independent
Nick Varley - Conservative - Website
Former Durham Assistant Chief Constable Ron Hogg (and after that Deputy Chief Constable of Cleveland) has been selected as the Labour candidate, beating current chair and Independent Member of the Police Authority Peter Thompson and Councillor Bill Dixon, Leader of Darlington Borough Council.
Durham Police Authority have a detailed page on the Police and Crime Commissioner, and what they would have preferred.