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I recorded the due date for Voter's Pamphlet submissions incorrectly, and missed the deadline. The seriousness of this error is not lost on me, however, I do not give up. I have reorganized my campaign strategy, and I intend to win. I ask you, the voters, to understand that this is not indicative of my qualifications, nor does it negate the work I've done for the City of Hillsboro over the years, or the good work I'm capable of doing in the future. Below, please find my Candidate's Statement, as it was intended to appear in the Voter's Pamphlet.

Candidate: Brenda McCoy, Hillsboro City Council, Ward 2

Occupation: Outreach and Enrollment Coordinator, Swallowtail Waldorf School and Farm

Occupational Background: Office Manager and Biologist, MixZon, Inc.; Environmental Consulting; Teaching; Marketing and Retail Management

Educational Background: BS Biology, Portland State University; MS Environmental Education, Southern Oregon University

Prior Governmental Experience: Hillsboro Planning and Zoning Hearings Board (PZHB) 2009-present; Advisory Committee for Citizen Involvement (ACCI) 2014-15

Experienced and Committed

I chose Hillsboro 11 years ago as the place I wanted to raise my child, and I strongly believe this to be one of the greatest places in the world to do that. I've been an active volunteer in the community in many ways, and I'm honored that my neighbors and peers have asked me to continue my work for the City as a member of the City Council.

Our quality of life in Hillsboro hinges on our ability to manage our rapid population growth in such a way that we can preserve our values. The years I've spent working on the Planning and Zoning Hearings Board have helped shaped the way Hillsboro has been developing, and have helped me learn "The Hillsboro Way". I want to honor our agricultural heritage and maintain our small-town feel for all those who live and work in Hillsboro.

I thank you for your support.

- Brenda

My Priorities:

  • Having available housing at all income levels
  • Ensuring our schools are properly funded and the students well cared for
  • Utilizing multi-modal transportation options to improve accessibility and safety on our roads
  • Doing all we can to preserve air and water quality for future generations

Brenda's Supporters Include:

The Oregon League of Conservation Voters

Senator Chuck Riley

Susan McLain, Representative HD 29

Washington County Commissioner Dick Schouten

Kyle Allen, Hillsboro City Councilor

Olga Acuna, Hillsboro City Councilor

Lisa Allen, Hillsboro School Board Member

For a Complete list of supporters, and more information, please visit



Saturday, October 22, 2016 10:28 AM

Bringing Diversity to City Council

"The diversity of Hillsboro enriches our community. We, the voters of Hillsboro, have an opportunity to elect three qualified candidates with diverse backgrounds, experience, and vision to the Hillsboro City Council. They include Abdi Muse, Brenda McCoy and Sandra Jafarzadeh.
Hillsboro is growing and changing rapidly and the voices of women and minorities are essential in the ranks of city government. Unfortunately, at the end of this year city councilor Olga Acuña —the only woman and fluent Spanish speaker on the council — is terming out."

"The success of the high-tech sector locally has brought previously unimagined prosperity to Hillsboro. New industry has provided job opportunities to locals and imported newcomers at all levels of the social ladder — from CEOs to migrant laborers, software engineers to housekeepers, as well as schoolteachers, medical providers, and law enforcement. No matter our views on race and immigration, wealth and welfare, the truth is that we are all interconnected and interdependent.
The current city council’s singular focus on business development has been detrimental to the welfare of our citizens. We do not want two Hillsboros divided along socio-economic lines: the haves and the have-nots. We want to be a community unified in addressing the needs of all families, regardless of the neighborhoods they live in or the languages they speak in their homes.
We are a smart and global city and a kind and compassionate community. We know that the voices of men, women, whites and nonwhites must all be represented in political decision-making.
Muse, McCoy and Jafarzadeh have prioritized people first in their campaigns. They have centered their platforms on the needs of children and families, by focusing on homelessness, low-income housing, medical services, public transportation, education, and clean air and water. They remind us that the best communities are those that make plans to include everyone and envision Hillsboro as a world class city."

Saturday, September 10, 2016 12:00 AM

Six Candidates in Race

Monday, July 18, 2016 12:00 AM

Filing Deadlines Approach

Friday, November 14, 2014 12:00 AM

Akers Concedes to Allen

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 12:00 AM

Hillsboro Voters Sent a Supplemental Ballot

Committee to Elect Brenda McCoy
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