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Bob Terry, who is running for board chairman, is released from hospital after Tuesday morning incident.

Washington County Commissioner Bob Terry was involved in a car crash Tuesday morning, but apparently he escaped with only minor injuries.

County spokesman Philip Bransford said Terry was able to call Chairman Andy Duyck to tell him Terry would be absent from a scheduled work session of the county board at the Hillsboro Civic Center.

The commissioners, minus Terry, also took part in a rededication of the Law Enforcement Center, which houses the Sheriff's Office and county jail in Hillsboro. The center has just undergone seismic reinforcement to enable the county emergency operations center to function if there is a severe earthquake off Oregon's coast.

Bransford said Terry was released from the hospital later.

Few details of the crash have been released, but Terry was driving his white Cadillac Escalade when it and another car collided.

Terry, 71, lives outside Hillsboro.

He has been District 4 (west) commissioner since 2011, but is passing up a re-election bid to run for board chair, a position elected countywide.

He had attended a meeting Monday night at Bethany Presbyterian Church, where Commissioner Greg Malinowski and challenger Pam Treece appeared jointly at an event sponsored by Community Participation Organization 7. They are running in District 2 (northeast).

Terry and Kathryn Harrington, one of the other three candidates for board chair, were introduced to the audience but did not speak themselves.

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