Washington County voters will pick commissioners, officials, judges
Washington County voters will elect three commissioners — including a new board chair — two other officials and seven judges in the May 15 primary.
Filing for that election began Thursday (Sept. 7) and will close March 6.
All the positions are nonpartisan. If no one wins a majority in the primary, the top two finishers advance to the November 2018 general election.
Their first business day of the new term is Jan. 2, because Jan. 1 is a holiday.
There will be change on the Washington County board.
Andy Duyck is retiring after eight years as chairman and 24 years overall on the board. Commissioner Bob Terry, who has been a commissioner for eight years, is a candidate for chair and must vacate his District 4 seat.
Four others have declared their intent to run for board chair: Former state legislator Ryan Deckert, Metro Councilor Kathryn Harrington, Tualatin Mayor Lou Ogden, and Shabba Woodley, a 2016 Democratic candidate for the 1st District congressional seat.
Commissioner Greg Malinowski will seek re-election to his District 2 seat.
Filing for county offices is with the county elections office, and for the district attorney and judgeships, with the Oregon secretary of state. County offices and the district attorney are for four-year terms; judgeships, six years.
The list below names incumbents, but does not specify their intent to run in 2018:
Board Chairman: Andy Duyck, vacating seat after two terms.
Commissioner District 2 (Northeast): Greg Malinowski, completing second term.
Commissioner District 4 (West): Bob Terry, vacating seat after two terms.
Auditor: John Hutzler, completing second term.
District Attorney: Bob Hermann, completing fifth term.
Circuit Court Position 3: Donald Letourneau, served since 1992.
Circuit Court Position 6: Charles Bailey, elected 2006.
Circuit Court Position 9: Oscar Garcia, elected 2012.
Circuit Court Position 10: Appointee of Gov. Kate Brown to succeed Suzanne Upton, who retired June 30.
Circuit Court Position 11: Janelle Wipper, served since 2011.
Circuit Court Position 13: James Lee Fun Jr., elected 2006.
Circuit Court Position 15: Newly created by 2017 Legislature.
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