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Commissioner Rogers, Sheriff Garrett both have challengers; two have filed for District 1 commissioner position being vacated by Dick Schouten, who is running for the Oregon Senate.

So far two candidates have filed for each of the three Washington County offices on the May 19 ballot.

Two incumbents will face challengers, according to filings by Jan. 10. The filing deadline is 5 p.m. March 10.

Commissioner Roy Rogers is seeking a 10th four-year term in District 3, which covers the southeast corner of the county. He is being challenged by Ben Marcotte of Garden Home, a software engineer.

Rogers is Oregon's longest-serving county commissioner. He was mayor of Tualatin before his initial election to the county board in 1984.

Sheriff Pat Garrett, who has been in office since November 2011, is seeking a third full term. He is being challenged by Red Wortham, a sheriff's sergeant who says jail staffing should have a higher priority.

A two-way race has developed for District 1 commissioner, which Dick Schouten of Beaverton is vacating after 20 years to run for the Oregon Senate. The district takes in much of Beaverton, plus Aloha. Both candidates are from Beaverton.

Nafisa Fai is director of the Pan African Planning Group. She has been a program manager with Upstream Public Health and a consultant for the Multnomah County Health Department.

Jeffrey Hindley is a juvenile justice supervisor in Yamhill County.

All the positions are nonpartisan. A candidate who wins a majority in the May 19 primary is considered elected. If there are more than two candidates, and no one wins a majority in the primary, the top two finishers advance to the Nov. 3 general election.

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