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Dana Hindman-Allen hopes to fight 'real-world impacts of mandates,' serving Clackamas County

COURTESY PHOTO: DANA HINDMAN-ALLEN - Dana Hindman-Allen resides in the Sandy area. Sandy woman Dana Hindman-Allen has officially thrown her hat in the ring to run against Clackamas County Commissioner Sonya Fischer in the May 17, 2022 election.

Hindman-Allen, a realtor and former substitute teacher from rural Sandy, will also be vying for the position No. 5 seat among Wilsonville City Councilor Ben West and Evan D. Geier of unincorporated urban North Clackamas. The deadline to file is March 8, 2022.

Hindman-Allen currently serves on the Clackamas Parks Advisory Board and filed for the board of commissioners race on Nov. 24 as a nonpartisan candidate.

"I believe that we can protect our independence and quality of life throughout Clackamas County," Hindman-Allen said. "People see the encroachment of Portland's problems and rising crime, yet they also know we live in a beautiful area where the American dream still exists. It creates uncertainty. As a realtor I have seen this growing sentiment among buyers and sellers."

Hindman-Allen previously worked as a substitute teacher and educational assistant for the Oregon Trail School District. She also launched and ran a volunteer-run theater program at The Oregon Trail Academy for four years.

"I had the pleasure of sitting on a committee through a classified staff bargaining cycle between the district and staff," Hindman-Allen explained. "Cooperation is the key, unfortunately today we see a breakdown in some aspects of the system and that dynamic exists in many facets of local government."

Most recently, Hindman-Allen has spent her time focusing on family, raising two now adult daughters with her husband in rural Sandy. She said that "frustration with state mandates and divisive politics was the main reason for (her) desire to serve."

"It's about quality of life and cost of living," Hindman-Allen explained. "Too many young families and seniors live close to the edge. Endless mandates have a real-world impact and people aren't liking it."

Hindman-Allen has garnered the support of former Washington County Commissioner Bob Terry, who said: "Dana has all the tools, skills and wherewithal to come into office and immediately begin to affect positive outcomes."

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