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Duyck will seek another term

The composition of next year’s Washington County Board of Commissioners could look a lot like the current one.

All three commissioners who are up for re-election next year have announced they will run again, and as of this week no one with any political or campaign experience has filed to run against any of the three.

Seeking re-election are Chairman Andy Duyck and commissioners Greg Malinowski and Bob Terry. Commissioners Roy Rogers and Dick Shouten are not up for re-election until 2016.

Duyck, who has represented District 4 on the Washington County Commission for 16 years, filed for re-election Oct. 23.

When he filed, Duyck — who is the founder of Duyck Machines, a business in Forest Grove — cited several reasons why he should be re-elected, including his work to give the schools $10 million of the state’s Gain Share payments to the county; his intergovernmental work on complex land use issues such as annexing West Bonny Slope; and his work in creating a business-friendly environment that has helped turn the county into the economic engine of the state.

“It is no accident that we are a leader in Oregon for job creation and wage levels,” he said.

Duyck has already been endorsed by a number of political leaders in the county, including Beaverton Mayor Denny Doyle, Forest Grove Mayor Pete Truax, Hillsboro Mayor Jerry Willey, Sherwood Mayor Bill Middleton and Tigard Mayor John Cook.




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