January 24, 2018
CONTACT: Justin Matheson

Commissioner Bob Terry Launches Campaign Washington County Chair
“I will stand up to Metro and Portland, and put the people of Washington County first to ensure we get what we pay for regionally.”

Hillsboro, OR – Washington County Commissioner Bob Terry, a tireless fighter for taxpayers, a passionate and active community leader and small business advocate kicked off his campaign today at a launch event at the successful Hillsboro-based company, MyBinding. 

"Running for Washington County Chair takes serious commitment and consideration," Terry told supporters Wednesday. "Today, encouraged by my family and so many amazing and supportive members of our community, I am officially joining the race to become the next Chairman of Washington County.”

“As your chair, I understand the importance of working with our regional partners in Portland and at Metro. At the same time, I believe we need to work to make sure we also bear the costs of regional growth equally.”

"I jumped in this race when it was clear that the current field of candidate are more influenced by Metro and Portland, no one was looking out for the betterment of Washington County.  I have done so much to cut our unemployment rate and control spending without raising taxes and will continue pushing good fiscal policies, unlike our neighbors to the east.” 

"I am looking forward to hitting the ground running and look forward to seeing you all on the campaign trail.  Thank you for coming out tonight and let’s go out there and win."

Speakers at the launch included Representatives Ron Noble and Rich Vial, Current WA County Board Chair Andy Duyck, Former State Senator Charles Starr, and local businessman Dan Mason. 

About Bob Terry

Bob Terry has proven to be a significant, long-term asset to our community. Since being sworn into the Washington County Board of Commissioners in 2011, Bob has dedicated tremendous time and resources to our community.

Bob helped guide Washington County through one of the worst economic recessions without raising taxes or cutting vital services. The county reduced burdensome regulations by simplifying permitting services and working alongside local employers to ensure businesses have the resources they need to continue growing. Bob worked alongside local chambers and school boards to refocus the county on investing in road projects and schools. Washington County emerged from the recession stronger than ever and is frequently referred to as the economic engine of Oregon, a label Bob holds proudly.

As a neighbor, local business owner and veteran, Bob truly understands the concerns of the public at the ground level and will continue to strive toward maintaining the local economy and improving the quality of life enjoyed by our residents. As our county chair, Bob will be committed to ensuring the legacy of Washington County  continues to be one of opportunity and prosperity for everyone in our community.

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