Red Wortham with Street Roots Vendor

A Promise to the People

I am running for the office of Washington County Sheriff in the May 19, 2020 election. This is the first time in far too long you have had a choice on the ballot for county sheriff. Historically, your sheriffs have used a tactic of quietly passing the office to a… Read More

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Jail Costs

A Cycle of Increasing Burdens

A sheriff’s office differs from a city police department in many ways. The most important of those is that the sheriff is elected directly by the people and answers directly to the people. The sheriff is required to oversee the county and provide a wide array of services. Oregon law… Read More

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Washington County Sheriffs

Election Integrity in Washington County

Washington County has been growing and developing for over 175 years. Owned by the Atfalati band of Kalapuya peoples, settlers and missionaries began populating the Tualatin Valley in the 1840s. In 1843, the county was one of the four counties formed, taking the name Twality District. In the same year,… Read More

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Training

Did you know…….?

……that the current sheriff is allowed to wear his uniform while campaigning, while challengers on the ballot, like myself are not? Did you know that the current sheriff can use pictures of himself in uniform for his campaign, while I cannot? There are laws, and for good reason, against public… Read More

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Red Wortham

Red Wortham for Sheriff

The title of this article looks strong and confident, doesn’t it? The truth is that deciding to run for the office of Sheriff in Washington County was a big decision. It means bucking an entrenched system that, one, does not like to be challenged and, two, has a huge degree… Read More

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My Priorities

Select Priority Topics below to learn more about what Red Wortham stands for and commits to as your next sheriff. “When you expand your ability to see, you understand that there are a lot of false choices being offered.” ~ Kamala Harris