Government, Politics, Salem

County to fill vacant state senate seats Friday

The Oregon Capitol building in Salem. Photo: Chas Hundley

Washington County Commissioners are meeting virtually Friday, January 14 at 9 a.m. to interview candidates to replace District 16 Sen. Betsy Johnson who resigned Dec. 15 to focus on her run for Oregon's governorship, and at 1:30 p.m. to interview candidates to replace Sen. Chuck Riley (D-Hillsboro) who announced last September he is stepping down after serving seven years in the senate and 13 years overall in the state legislature.

Oregon law dictates that when a state representative resigns . . .

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