Two of the races for five seats in the May election are contested

Seven people have filed to run for five seats on the Tigard Water District Board of Commissioners in the May election.

Position 1, which is a two-year term, and Position 3, which is a four-year term, are the only contested races.

George Rhine and Julie Russell are running against each other for Position 1.

Rhine, who has served as a water commissioner since 1999, has a master's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Missouri - Rolla.

He is president of Computer and Network Solutions Inc.

Russell is currently employed in business operations and has a degree in psychology from Brigham Young University.

She previously served a term as vice chairwoman of Citizen Participation Organization 4B (Bull Mountain/Tigard) and is serving in that capacity again this year.

Running for Position 2, another two-year term, is Bert Cornick, who has a degree in business administration from Chico State University.

He was licensed as a general contractor in Oregon for 28 years and is now a real estate broker. He previously served on a consulting committee for the West Sacramento School District.

Beverly Froude and Ken Henschel are running for Position 3, which is a four-year term.

Froude is retired from working in business and has served on the water board for several terms.

Henschel has a degree in business management from the University of Denver, served as both chairman and vice chairman of Citizen Participation Organization 4B (Bull Mountain/Tigard) and was elected to serve on the Bull Mountain city council, although voters did not approve the incorporation of that city.

Kinton Fowler is running for Position 4, another four-year term. He is retired as a controller and information technology manager for a manufacturing company.

Fowler has a degree in business from the University of California - Berkeley and listed no previous governmental service on his nomination form.

Charles Radley is running for Position 5, a four-year term. He has a bachelor's degree in physics from Imperial College, London University in London, and a master's degree in systems engineering from the City University in London.

He works as a software quality engineer and is currently serving on the Tigard Water District Board of Commissioners.

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