Elections, Mountaindale, Roy

In TVF&R race, two candidates have dropped out

A fire truck near Roy from the former Washington County Fire District #2, which was annexed into TVF&R in 2017. Photo: Chas Hundley

ROY - Two Washington County candidates for Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue Board (TVF&R) of Directors positions bowed out of the May 21 race, although their names still appear on the ballot.

Kevin Van Dyke, member of the Forest Grove Rural Fire Protection District board, and Jason Hitzert, a Beaverton resident and chief of staff for state Rep. Chris Gorsek (D-Troutdale), both appear on the ballot respectively as candidates for Position 5 for the TVF&R Board.

Van Dyke says he’s giving his support to 21-year incumbent board member Brian Clopton, who wants to continue his fiscally-minded approach and help the TVF&R Board, which covers almost 400 square . . .

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