District 4 commissioner has had long civic involvement and county experience, seeks seat open by pending retirement of Andy Duyck.

Bob Terry followed Andy Duyck in the District 4 seat on the Washington County Board of Commissioners back in 2010 — and he hopes to succeed Duyck as board chairman in next year's countywide election.

While he brings his own set of priorities, Terry has generally been allied with Duyck, and he wants to continue the same direction for the government of Oregon's second most populous county.

"We have a good team here," Terry said in an interview. "I want to keep managing it (the county) the same as it is and having it work for the people."

Terry said among his priorities are mental health — the county just opened the Hawthorn walk-in clinic in Hillsboro on May 23 — and housing. Though he said the county's direct role in the latter issue is limited, he would offer more specifics during the campaign.

According to estimates, Washington County is 14,000 units short of "affordable" housing that costs no more than 30 percent of household income.

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