St Patrick's Day Parade

St Patrick’s Day Parade Signup

The Murphy’s Furniture Family has been involved in presenting the community’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade since its inception in 1979. The parade is a symbol of hope brought with Spring. This year, the parade is also a symbol of hope for REAL CHANGE in Washington County. The Vote Red Wortham… Read More

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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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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Rainbow Flag

Washington County Pride Month

Supporting and acting as allies for all of our friends, neighbors, coworkers, family, and communities is part of what makes living in Washington County so desirable. There are several surveys that show Washington County as one of the most diverse, if not the most diverse, county in Oregon. It is… Read More

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