Throughout my public service career, one of the most important lessons I’ve learned is that leadership is a team sport. This is especially true in government, where the end goal is to serve all the citizens to the best extent possible, despite our differences. Unfortunately, common sense leadership has lost ground to ideologically-based leadership to our detriment.
True leadership involves bringing people together from different backgrounds and representing diverse interests to bring about the best outcomes. That’s why our elected officials strive to have broad-bases of support for their candidacies.
Running for Washington County Commissioner has given me the chance to interact with several community leaders and local elected officials. Many have decided to officially endorse my candidacy. I am both humbled and honored to have their support.
Washington County Commissioner District 1 has long been represented by Andy Duyck. He is among those endorsing me to succeed him in that position.
“As a public servant for many years, I can say with great confidence that the citizens of Washington County would be best served by Jeff as their next County Commissioner,” Commissioner Duyck said. “His longtime presence and commitment to this county and his emphasis on citizen focused leadership is exactly the type of leader we need. I’m proud to put my support behind him.”
It’s important that the Washington County Commissioners have good individual relationships with local government officials. I have the support of past Tualatin Mayor Lou Ogden, Tualatin City Councilor Paul Morrison, Sherwood Mayor Keith Mays, Sherwood City Councilor Kim Young and Sherwood Council President Tim Rosener.
“Jeff brings a results-oriented, pragmatic approach to governance that is refreshing and needed in Washington County, ” Rosener said.
The commissioners are charged with representing all of the county’s residents, including its youth. Scott Sloop is a student government officer at Beaverton High School, my alma mater. He was also recently appointed to the City of Beaverton’s Mayor’s Youth Advisory Board.
“I believe Jeff Hindley’s extensive experience in county government, work with at-risk youth and an economic philosophy that will help our county remain fiscally sustainable and one of Oregon’s best places to live for years to come,” Sloop said.
Manuel Castaneda is a very successful small business owner. He also recently ran for Washington County Commissioner for District 1 in the May primary and I’m honored that he is now supporting me in my race.
As an employer, a father and someone interested in having all people prosper, I will be voting for Jeff Hindley. He is by far the most qualified and trustworthy person running for the Washington County Commission,” Castaneda said.
Hillsboro residents Dave and Michele Fritzler have known my family for the last 15 years and their personal endorsement means a lot to me.
“Jeff has always been a man of integrity, serving our community in many ways including working with at-risk youth, coaching our school kids in basketball, teaching growth groups at church, and serving on many local community and government committees. Jeff is well educated and approaches projects and challenges with thoughtful, diligent research,” The Fritzlers said. “He is a great listener who considers the viewpoints of others and is articulate and measured in his communication. Serving on Washington County’s Homeless Plan Advisory Committee (HPAC), the Rural Roads Maintenance Advisory Committee (RROMAC) and as a member of the Washington County Public Affairs Forum, Jeff has proven his commitment to serving the residents of Washington County.”
Tamara Furst and her family have known my wife, kids and I for almost twelve years. Her kind words are a source of much encouragement.
“Jeff has proven himself to be a man of integrity and someone who is committed to working hard to support those he cares about, including the community he lives in,” she said. “If you are looking for a knowledgeable and skilled candidate to be transparent and that shows accountability for their choices, then Jeff Hindley is the only choice.”
I think it’s important that the residents of Cooper Mountain are well-served by the county’s transportation systems and its other infrastructure. Lynn Frison is one of those residents who is standing behind me.
Integrity is so important for a person in the position of County Commissioner,” Frison said. “I’ve known him for some time and Jeff can be trusted to have the best interests of Washington County residents in mind at all times.”
Many residents live in unincorporated parts of the county. I’m committing to serving them too. Melissa Laird is one of them.
“Jeff Hindley understands the depth and breadth of the issues confronting Washington County due to his tireless work in county government service,” she said. “He will fairly, honestly and transparently make thoughtful and insightful policy decisions to guide Washington County successfully forward.”
We’re blessed to have many professionals in this area. Dr. Douglas Byrd is another of my campaign’s supporters.
“Jeff is exactly the kind of leader we need in the turbulent times we are in. He’s honest and caring but also a hard worker, and he will fight for the safety and well-being of all Washington County residents,” Dr. Byrd said. “In an age of partisan political chaos, Jeff offers a chance for real leadership that will protect our community and ensure that taxpayers are respected.”
Lastly, but by no means least, Victor Rodriguez has given his endorsement.
“I support Jeff Hindley because his experiences and actions prove that he is committed not only for, but with the people of this county,” he said. “The priorities Mr. Hindley lists to act on when elected, prove to be essential of his experience living in the area and assuring all have equitable access to success.”