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Pam Treece, who was first elected in 2018, represents District 2 on the Washington County Board of Commissioners.

COURTESY PHOTO: PAM TREECE - Washington County Commissioner Pam TreecePam Treece has announced she will seek re-election to the Washington County Board of Commissioners in 2022.

Treece, who represents District 2 on the five-member policymaking board and serves as its vice chair, launched her re-election bid Monday, Sept. 20, according to a statement from her campaign.

"In my next term, I am dedicated to continuing to support our community, families, and businesses through this pandemic, creating a more equitable future for all of our residents, and making greater progress on housing affordability, traffic congestion and road safety, and much more," Treece said in the statement. "I would be honored to have the support of District 2 residents, and appreciate those who are already endorsing my campaign for a second term."

Treece's district includes parts of northeast Hillsboro, northern portions of Beaverton, along with Cedar Mill and Bethany, to the Multnomah County line.

She is nearing the final year of her first term, after being elected in 2018.

The election saw her unseat two-term commissioner Greg Malinowski — the first incumbent to lose a seat on the board in 30 years.

While races for the board are nonpartisan, Treece is a registered Democrat.

A lifelong Oregonian, Treece has lived in Washington County for more than 25 years.

She worked as director of the Westside Economic Alliance from 2012 until this August. In June, she announced she would step down from the role to focus on her role as an elected official.

Treece has already received more than 20 endorsements from leaders of community organizations, current and former elected officials locally and at the state level and trade groups.

"As a public health professional and fellow Commissioner, I appreciate Pam's partnership during this pandemic," said fellow Washington County Commissioner Nafisa Fai, who represents District 1. "Pam has prioritized help for working families, BIPOC communities, and small businesses, including expanding access to testing and vaccines, to child care, and to recovery efforts for our local businesses."

In the statement from Treece's campaign, Maria Caballero Rubio, executive director of Centro Cultural de Washington County, said Treece is working with community partners to advance racial equity and create a more inclusive county, championing the passage of the county's equity resolution in 2019.

"Pam is the collaborative leader we need on the Commission," said Forest Grove Mayor Pete Truax. "She works closely with the mayors of Washington County to build consensus and enact policies that help all of our communities."

The election for Treece's seat will take place in November 2022. No other candidates have announced campaigns.

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