County sponsors one event, Washington County Public Affairs Forum and League of Women Voters the other; both are in Hillsboro.

Two forums with the finalists for Washington County board chair are coming up this week.

One forum is scheduled from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, at the Northwest Regional Education Service District, 5825 N.E. Ray Court, Hillsboro. It is sponsored by Washington County's Committee for Community Involvement and the Community Participation Organization program.

The other forum is scheduled Thursday, Oct. 11, at Hillsboro Civic Center, 150 E. Main St. Sponsors are the Washington County Public Affairs Forum and the League of Women Voters of Washington County.

The candidates, Kathryn Harrington of Beaverton and Bob Terry of Hillsboro, will be on from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Harrington is a three-term member of the Metro Council. Terry is a two-term county commissioner from District 1 (west).

During the preceding hour, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., candidates for that office, Hillsboro City Council and the Oregon Legislature will have tables where they can meet voters.

From about 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., that same forum will feature a discussion of Measure 105, which would repeal a 1987 law limiting state and local police involvement with federal immigration-law enforcement.

Scheduled to speak in favor of Measure 105 are Richard LaMountain of Cedar Mill, a former vice president of Oregonians for Immigration Reform, and Lyneil Vandermolen of Tualatin, the group's secretary.

Scheduled to speak against Measure 105 are Sheriff Pat Garrett and Maria Caballero-Rubio, executive director of Centro Cultural de Washington County, based in Cornelius.

The moderator for both sessions is Rob Solomon, president of the Washington County Public Affairs Forum.

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