What do President Donald Trump and Commissioner Chloe Eudaly have in common?
Although the obvious answer might be nothing, they are both being sued in federal court for blocking people from their social media accounts. The cases are slightly different, however.
Trump is being sued in Manhattan federal court for blocking people from his Twitter account by the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University and several Twitter users.
Frequent protester Mimi German is suing Eudaly in Portland federal court to see alleged comments about her on the commissioner's private Facebook page.
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In one of the more unusual news releases of the 2018 elections, Washington County chair candidate Ryan Deckert used International Women's Day to praise by name "all of the powerful women working in our local community to make our futures bright."
Deckert is the former director of the Oregon Business Council, which merged with Associated Oregon Industries after he left. The first woman in the March 8 email showed his skill as a politican. It was his wife, Inga Deckert, co-founder of Deckert Jillions, who worked to pass the pharmaceutical pricing transparency bill during the 2018 Oregon legislative session.
Also notable was Jill Eiland, the former public affairs director for Intel, the large high-tech manufacturer in Hillsboro with outside political influence in Washngton County. Others included current and former advocacy group leaders.
The other candidates in the race are Washinton County Commissioner Bob Terry, Metro Councilor Kathryn Harrington, and Comcast account executive Shabba Woodley.
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