From: Tim Heider, Clackamas County Public Affairs Manager, 503-742-5911 01-07-13

Clackamas County

Media and Interested Parties

Tootie Smith to be sworn-in as Clackamas County Commissioner at 6 p.m. ceremony

Tootie Smith, a former State Legislator, who in November became the first conservative woman elected to the Clackamas County Board of Commissioners, will formally take her oath of office in a public ceremony tonight.

Smith was elected with Commission Chair John Ludlow and Commissioner Martha Schrader. They and County Assessor Bob Vroman will take their oaths of office during a ceremony in Room 409 of the Public Services Building, 2051 Kaen Road in Oregon City at 6 p.m.

"It is the dawn of a new day in Clackamas County," she said. She is expected to promote more transparency and outreach in county government and more public participation.

The priorities she will articulate include:

  • Wisely spending public dollars.
  • Ensuring funding streams for health care and public safety from the state and federal government.
  • Transparency and broader public outreach.

"Lets work together to make Clackamas County the best place in the entire world to live, work and play," she said.

Smith served as a State Representative from 2001 to 2005. She is a local businesswoman and a fourth generation family farmer. She resides in Mulino.

For further information please contact Tim Heider at 503-742-5911.