Jeff Hindley, who grew up in Beaverton, filed for the open seat on the Washington County commission last Friday at the Washington County elections office.
Hindley, with over 20 years of government experience, 10 being in an administrative capacity, grew up in Beaverton and has seen many changes. "I used to bum around Beaverton when there was no Murrayhill area and no Roy Rogers Road, can you even imagine that." With that perspective comes a great deal of understanding of both the need and caution of growing. "It's a fact, government needs to do a prudent job in preparing and allowing for growth while maintaining this great urban/rural mix that makes Washington County special" Hindley said. He goes on to say, "many politicians are ideologically driven, rather than factually and data-driven, that makes it hard for them to maintain this balance. It hampers them from taking what the majority of people truly want and need into account."
But, he also has his critiques, "I've worked for some great leaders and some not so great leaders. I'm a student of people. I've learned what it takes to be a good leader and I want to bring that to our county. From a policy perspective, Hindley cites massive government transportation projects as an another example of failed leadership, "Tri-met serves a great purpose but is not ran well. They want another Billion dollars for Lightrail when ridership is down for both the bus and Max every year since 2014. I have a hard time with that to be honest and the taxpayers should too."
Hindley has worked in the criminal justice and mental health field most of his professional career, almost all with youth. Currently, he serves on Washington County's Homeless Plan Advisory Committee and is a member of the Washington County Public Affairs forum.
Jeff and his wife Tabitha, a Registered Nurse currently live with their two boys in Beaverton.
*You can find more detailed information about Jeff and his positions at his campaign website at:' https://jeff4washingtoncounty.com'