Tigard Chamber Announces Candidate Endorsements for Washington County Commissioner District 3

(Tigard, Oregon) – The Candidate Endorsement Committee (CEC) of the Tigard Chamber of Commerce, has determined its list of endorsements for the upcoming Washington County Commissioners District 3 position going to voters in May 19, 2020. The Committee consisting of local business owners, community leaders, and members of the Chamber Board of Directors came together to go through a non-partisan process to consider candidates for endorsement who align with the Chambers’ core values/mission, legislative agenda and who support public policy that strengthens the business community and free enterprise system.

“These decisions, while never easy, need to be made in order to move forward in the best direction for Tigard businesses. We looked for candidates who have strong relationships and a deep knowledge of our community and who would support collaborative, open communication and problem solving between business and government and have the skill sets needed to address the complex problems facing Washington County. We recognize how challenging running for public office can be and appreciate the drive exhibited by all the candidates.” said Tim McBratney Candidate Endorsement Committee Chair.

The Candidate Endorsement Committee for the Tigard Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce their unanimous endorsement of the following candidate for the May 19th, 2020 election.

Washington County Commissioner District 3: Roy Rogers

Roy Rogers has been a Washington County Commissioner longer than any other previous or current Washington County Commissioner.  Over his lengthy period of public service as a Washington County Commissioner he has focused extensively on the areas of transportation, workforce, housing and clean water, chairing and sitting on numerous regional committees focused on large projects and strategies benefiting Washington County. These committees include but are not limited to the Joint Policy Advisory Committee on Transportation (JPACT), Chair of Region 1 Area Commission on Transportation (ACT), SW Corridor Steering Committee and Clean Water Services Board. 

Within Washington County Roy serves on various committees and boards including housing and budget.    All of these focus areas and seats at the table are critical to not only our Tigard, but also our Washington County business community and economy.  Transportation networks are necessary and critical for commerce, education and more and serve as a backbone of how our local economy functions.  Skilled labor and housing for skilled labor is critical to business as is reliable affordable water and waste water rates.   

Roy Rogers brings a depth of knowledge and understanding to the complexities across these focus areas needed to help Washington County navigate projected growth over the next four years and we are pleased to endorse him for this position.

“We greatly appreciate all of the candidates that took the time to go through our confidential in-depth questionnaire and took time out of their busy schedules for our in-person interviews” said Megan De Salvo Chair of the Chamber’s Board of Directors. The Committee and Chamber agree that voters need to do their due diligence and cast their votes this November.

About the Tigard Chamber of Commerce

Our Mission:  Building & Connecting Businesses, Growing Leaders and Shaping Our Community

Press Contact Information:

Debi Mollahan                                 Megan De Salvo                              Tim McBratney

CEO                                                    Board Chair                                      CEC Chair

503-639-1656                                    503-567-7343                                    503-789-4515

Debi@TigardChamber.org           Megan@edge-one.com                              Tim.McBratney@pacresmortgage.com

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