Pam Treece and Jerry Willey handily win re-election
Washington County District 2 Commissioner Pamela Treece has earned a second term, early election results show. District 4 Commissioner Jerry has coasted to his re-election.
Treece, the one-term commissioner and former executive director of the Westside Economic Alliance, handily defeated her challenger, local business owner Don Frazier. Unofficial election results show that she has a resounding lead of 75% of the vote.
Treece thanked the voters in her district for electing her to a second term in a statement sent by her campaign shortly after polling closed at 8 p.m.
"After a long and diverse career, I've found representing our community on the Commission to be incredibly rewarding — the best job I've ever had — and I'm honored to have the opportunity to continue to serve," Treece said in the statement. "From lifelong friends to brand new colleagues, I have been so humbled by the support I've received and your confidence in me to serve our community means so much."
Before running the WEA, Treece had a career as a former vice president and wellness coordinator for Pacific Power.
Treece far outraised Frazier during the election, with current campaign finance rolls showing that Treece netted nearly $30,000 in 2022 compared to Frazier's $200 that came from his own company, Campbell-Frazier, LLC.
Frazier ran a slim campaign, not appearing in the Washington County Voter's Pamphlet due to not submitting a fee or prepared candidate statement to the county elections division. He indicated in his candidate filing back in December that he is a former teacher and union labor carpenter for Portland Public Schools and Portland Community College.
Treece faced a simpler task than in 2018, when she defeated District 2 incumbent Greg Malinowski with over 58% of the vote.
Also on election night, District 4 Commissioner Jerry Willey cemented his unopposed run for re-election with 97% of the vote.
He initially had challengers file to run against him, but each dropped out of the race earlier this year.
Both Treece and Willey's second terms will begin in January 2023.
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