COVID-19 Washington County Community Crowdsourcing

Working together to be united, informed, and resourceful. A community crowdsourcing page to help every day people find information and resources to better deal with the Covid-19 pandemic. New resources added daily. Help provide resources or make requests via redwortham@redworthamforsheriff.com 211: Visit website, call 211 or 1 (866) 698-6155, or… Read More

A Call to Action for Washington County Jail Social Distancing

Our jails and prisons must, first, prevent the introduction of the coronavirus into jail and prison facilities and, second, prevent transmission of the virus once it does enter a facility. China’s COVID-19 outbreak in prisons should serve as a primer for the importance of immediate and sweeping action. In Wuhan’s… Read More

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Budget Hearing Testimony

Red Wortham Commits to Efficient Management

The County Sheriff provides several services to the public throughout Washington County, to include multi-agency teams, investigations, patrols of urban unincorporated and rural areas, the county jail, civil process, evidence processing, concealed handgun licensing, alarm permitting, and more. I am running to become your next sheriff because the management of… Read More

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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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Forced Early Release: Offenders

The Truth About the Washington County Jail Expansion

My opponent recently published an article explaining why he did not fulfill his 2011 campaign promise to expand the jail and why he is now planning to have a voter obligation bond to expand in the coming years. Expanding the county jail has been necessary since well before 2011. Our… Read More

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Budget Hearing Testimony

Washington County Budget Hearing Testimony

Good morning commissioners. My name is Red Wortham. Thank you for this brief opportunity to be heard on a critical public safety problem. The sheriff told you in the last budget hearing that jail staffing is a big problem that he is concerned about. He shared steps taken to mitigate… 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