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Ashley Hartmeier-Prigg, Beaverton City Council, Position 1 – Candidate Interview

Ashley Hartmeier-Prigg, Beaverton City Council, Position 1 – Candidate Interview By Michael Morrison, WCD Communications Team volunteer WCD: Your campaign material points to your skills as a consensus builder. What does that look like on the Beaverton City Council? AH: In all my public-service and professional experiences, I’ve learned that [...]

April 26th, 2021|Tags: , , , |

Justice Accountability Ending Systemic Racism

Justice & Accountability Ending Systemic Racism A reflection 48 hours after the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial by Democratic Party of Oregon Vice Chair and Black Caucus Chair, Rosa Colquitt, PhD "The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice." – Dr. Martin Luther King, [...]

Mark Watson, Hillsboro School Board, Position 2 – Candidate Interview

Mark Watson, Hillsboro School Board, Position 2 – Candidate Interview By Nathan Sosa, WCD Communications Team volunteer WCD: What first inspired you to run for office? MW: It started when my wife and I celebrated our anniversary by visiting Washington D.C. in 2016. I was inspired by our historical leaders. [...]

April 22nd, 2021|Tags: , , , |

OP-ED: A Blue-Ribbon Team for Beaverton School Board

OP-ED: A Blue-Ribbon Team for Beaverton School Board By Stefan Jones, Washington County Democrats Communications Team Volunteer and Martita Meier, 1st Vice-Chair The grueling 2020 election season and the terrible events in D.C. in January have left many people wanting to take a rest from politics. However, there's little [...]

April 22nd, 2021|Tags: , , , |

Reiko Mia Williams, PCC Director, Position 7 – Candidate Interview

Reiko Mia Williams, PCC Director, Position 7 – Candidate Interview By Dan Neill, WCD Communications Team volunteer DN: What inspired you to become a candidate for PCC? RMW: When I was associate director of admissions at PSU, one of the people I hired as a transfer coordinator got to know [...]

April 21st, 2021|Tags: , , , |

OP-ED: School Board Elections: More important than you think

OP-ED: School Board Elections: More important than you think By Lisa Stiller, Washington County Democrats Education Caucus Chair Next month you will be voting again, mostly for local office elections. Arguably among the most important of these are school board elections.  School boards make decisions that have far reaching effects [...]

April 20th, 2021|Tags: , , , , , |

Tristan Irvin, Tigard-Tualatin School Board, Position 3 – Candidate Interview

Tristan Irvin, Tigard-Tualatin School Board, Position 3 – Candidate Interview By Michael Morrison, WCD Communications Team volunteer MM: What motivated you to run for a seat on the board? TI: I knew there would be open seats on the board this cycle and was tempted. But at the time, I [...]

Laurie Cremona Wagner, PCC Director, Position 1 – Candidate Interview

Laurie Cremona Wagner, PCC Director, Position 1 – Candidate Interview By Dan Neill, WCD Communications Team volunteer DN:  What inspired you to run for office? LW: I am the chair of the PCC Business Advisory Committee, as well as on the Computer Information Systems (CIS) Committee. These are groups of [...]

April 12th, 2021|Tags: , , , |

Let Your friends and Family Know about the May Election

Let's Spread the Word - Our Next Election is May 18 By Martita Meier, First Vice-Chair of the Washington County Democrats May 18th, 2021 is our next election in Oregon. Turnout in odd-year elections is painfully low-- hovering around 20%. It is our local electeds that make the important [...]

April 4th, 2021|Tags: , , , , |

Jaci Spross, Hillsboro School District 1J, Position 6 – Candidate Interview

Jaci Spross, Hillsboro School District 1J, Position 6 – Candidate Interview WCD:  What inspired you to run for office? JS:  I’ve always been involved in the community, and believe you get what you give.  I have done PTA, done state-level PTA, and it was time to go to the next [...]

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