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Eight candidates on May 15 ballot gather Friday, April 20, at Tigard Public Library.

Three seats on the Washington County Commission, eight candidates and one more debate.

The candidates for chairman, District 2 and District 4 will gather at 7:30 a.m. Friday, April 20, at the Tigard Public Library, 13500 S.W. Hall Blvd. All three seats are on the May 15 mail-in ballot.

The forum is hosted by Washington County Thrives and co-sponsored by The Times newspaper.

Candidates will respond to questions on a wide array of topics. Questions also will be taken from the audience.

Admission is free with RSVP ( contra.cc/thrivesforum-rsvp ). Light continental breakfast will be served. American Sign Language and Spanish interpretation will be available on site.

Dana Haynes, managing editor of The Times, and Yanely Rivas of Unite Oregon will co-moderate the forum.

Confirmed candidate participants include County Commissioner Chair candidates Bob Terry, Kathryn A Harrington, Ryan Deckert and Shabba Woodley; County Commissioner District 2 candidates Greg Malinowski and Pam Treece; and County Commissioner District 4 candidates Jerry W Willey and Kimberly Culbertson.

"Washington County Thrives is a long-standing, diverse collaborative of organizations working to improve access to essential resources that all residents need to prosper, such as affordable housing, workforce training, and early learning," said Glenn Montgomery, executive director of Vision Action Network and co-convener of Thrives. "The

collaborative recognizes that political will is vital, and this county commissioner forum is an opportunity to learn where our candidates stand on the issues."

Washington County Thrives is a cross-sector collaborative co-convened by Vision Action Network and Community Action, which works to enhance the livability of Washington County by promoting investment in essential resources, such as affordable housing, workforce training, and early learning.

For more information, visit visionactionnetwork.org.

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