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The Hillsboro Democrat and Hazeldale Republican were the only two candidates to file before last week's deadline.

House District 36 is among those that have been the most drastically redrawn in this year's redistricting.

While Sheri Schouten has represented much of the city of Beaverton, her new district of residence encompasses pieces of South Hillsboro, along with a swath of unincorporated, partly rural Washington County south to the Yamhill County line. Most of its Beaverton territory has been moved into neighboring districts, leaving only parts of West Beaverton in the new House District 36.

Schouten chose to retire rather than start from scratch with the new district. She has represented House District 27 since 2017.

COURTESY PHOTO - Jeff HindleyRepublican Jeff Hindley and Democrat Hai Pham are bidding for the new seat.

Hindley lives near Hazeldale, west of Beaverton. Hindley ran for Washington County commissioner in the November 2020 election, but he was defeated by Nafisa Fai. Fai offered high praise for her opponent after the election, describing him as "a man of integrity and a good heart."

Hindley currently works as manager of training and employee development at the Allison Inn and Spa in Newberg. He has served on two boards in Washington County — relating to homelessness and rural road maintenance — and has over 10 years of experience as a criminal justice supervisor in Yamhill County.

COURTESY PHOTO - Hai PhamDemocrat Pham lives in South Hillsboro. Born in a refugee camp to parents who fled Vietnam after the war, he currently works as a pediatric dentist in Hillsboro. He has served in the Governor's Children Cabinet and on the Oregon Board of Dentistry.

Earlier this year, Pham applied to be appointed to House District 30 in Hillsboro after then-Rep. Janeen Sollman was appointed to the Senate, but he withdrew before voting.

Pham's residence is in the redrawn HD 36.

Democrats have a voter registration edge in the new district, which favored Democrat Joe Biden by about 30 points in the 2020 presidential election, according to an analysis by nonpartisan mapping program Dave's Redistricting App.

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