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From: Tim Heider, Clackamas County Public Information Officer, 503-742-5911


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Helfrich appointed to Oregon House District 52 vacant seat

Representative Jeff HelfrichFormer Portland Police Sergeant Jeff Helfrich has been appointed to the Oregon House of Representatives by Clackamas, Hood River, and Multnomah county commissioners.

Following the resignation by Representative Mark Johnson from the Oregon House of Representatives, commissioners held a joint session earlier this evening to interview candidates and select a replacement.

The session was videotaped and will be archived in the coming days on Clackamas County’s YouTube Channel and broadcast on the Clackamas County Government Channel.

Oregon law requires that a legislative vacancy be filled by county commissioners representing the district in which the vacancy exists. House District 52 includes voters in Clackamas, Hood River and Multnomah counties. Finalists were selected by the Republican Party, as deemed by state law.

For more information, members of the media and public may contact Clackamas County Public Affairs Manager Tim Heider at 503-742-5911 or


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