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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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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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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