Meet the candidates!

Release date: 03/05/2018
Sponsored by: County Administrative Office

Volunteer-run CPOs to host a series of candidates forums in March and April

Contested races are underway for three Washington County Board of Commissioners positions to be decided by voters in the May 15, 2018 Primary Election.

Several volunteer-led Candidates Forums hosted by Community Participation Organizations (CPO) are scheduled in March and April to provide the public with opportunities for candidates and voters to meet.

Candidates are running for:

Board Chair 
Represents the entire County and leads the five-member governing Board of Commissioners.

Commissioner - District 2
Represents the County's northeast corner including Bethany, Cedar Hills, Cedar Mill, Raleigh Hills, Rock Creek and portions of the cities of Beaverton and Hillsboro.

Commissioner - District 4
Represents much of the rural area of Washington County and the cities of Banks, Cornelius, Forest Grove, Gaston, Hillsboro and North Plains.

CPO volunteer forums will be moderated to be balanced and neutral. Candidates will speak about issues and answer questions, with opportunities for audience questions. All are welcome to attend.

Candidates forums schedule, details: Get the dates, times, locations and descriptions for all CPO-hosted candidates forums, plus links to the Commissioner District Lookup Map and elections information.

What are CPOs?

CPOs are led by volunteers elected by members of the communities they serve. CPOs are encouraged to create safe, welcoming spaces for the public to receive unbiased information and participate.

CPOs provide information and address issues relating to County and local services and matters affecting their community livability.

Find out more about CPOs at

Candidates Forum