Henderson is fourth candidate to file for Tigard mayor's seat
The race to become Tigard's next mayor just got more crowded with the addition of a former long-time Tigard City Council member.
On Monday, Marland Henderson completed paperwork for the mayor's seat, making him the fourth candidate to run for what's turning out to be a crowded race for the four-year term. This is the first time in a least 18 years (that's as far back as immediately available electronic records are available, according to city officials) that a Tigard's mayor's race has had so many candidates.
A 27-year resident of Tigard, Henderson spent eight years previously on the Tigard City Council before retiring in December 2016.
Henderson said the truth matters and it will has always been his guiding principle.
"It is a constant struggle in city government to balance limited revenue sources with just about unlimited wants and needs," said Henderson. "I don't have all the answers. I do have a passion for conducting the public's business with sharpened pencil in hand and with full disclosure in words you can understand."
Henderson owns both Marland Henderson Construction and Hudson Plaza LLC in Tigard. He is currently a member of the Tigard Area Chamber of Commerce, Tigard Central Business District Association and is on the Washington County Behavioral Health Council. In addition, Henderson is a PAC member of the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility.
Those also running for the mayor's seat in the Nov. 6 election include Linda Monahan, Jason Snider and Marc Woodard. Both Snider and Woodard are members of the Tigard City Council.
Monday was the deadline to file for the position.