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Villages at Mt. Hood invites candidates, public to town hall

A local election and candidate forum will be held Saturday


Residents from the Villages of Mt. Hood are invited to participate in a local election, as well as meet candidates for governmental positions for their area at a town hall meeting Saturday, May 10.

The town hall will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the Resort at the Mountain, 68010 E. Welches Road in Welches, in the Trees Room.

There are three positions to be filled on the Villages of Mt. Hood Board, and local citizens will get a chance to cast their votes for candidates at the event. To vote in the election, a person must be 18 years or older and either be a resident of, own a business in or own property in one of the villages: Brightwood, Wemme, Welches, Zigzag or Rhododendron.

Those wishing to vote should bring ID for proof of residency or an example of other documentation such as a PGE bill from a business or property.

The town hall also will include a candidate forum, where local citizens can participate in moderated dialogue with candidates running for offices such as the Oregon Senate and Clackamas County Board of Commissioners.

Candidates who will attend are: Jim Bernard and Stephen Bates, for county commissioner No. 5; Paul Savas, Karen Bowerman and Rick Best, county commissioner No. 2; Shari Anderson, James Gleason and Myhanh Best, county treasurer; Sherry Hall, David Robinson, Mark Meek and Linda Nease, county clerk; Chuck Thomsen and Robert Bruce, Oregon Senate District 26; and Mark Johnson and Stephanie Nystrom, state representative District 52.

There will be a chance for written questions to be asked of the candidates and time for one on one conversation with them and members of the Villages at Mt. Hood Board before and after the event.