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Henderson will seek mayor's seat

City Councilor Linda Henderson to run in November election


Sherwood City Councilor Linda Henderson has announced that she plans to run for mayor in the November election.

Henderson has served on the Sherwood City Council in the Position 4 seat since 2005.

“I want to move the city forward and not spend valuable time looking at the past,” Henderson said in an email as the Gazette was going to press Jan. 25. “My plan is to use a positive approach that will allow our citizens and staff to continue to make improvements in our community within a spirit of collaboration."by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Linda Henderson

Henderson said her past accomplishmentshave included helping, along with other community members, in the design and/or completion of: Ladyfern Park, Woodhaven Park, Snyder Park, the amphitheater cover at Stella Olsen Park, the restrooms at Stella Olsen Park, Old Town street improvements, Cannery Square and the future Sherwood Cultural Arts Community Center.

Henderson served on the Sherwood Parks and Recreation Advisory Board from 1999 through 2004, and has served as City Council president for the last year.

“With trust in government at an all time low, I want to rebuild Sherwood Citizen’s faith in our City’s leaders,” Henderson stated in her announcement letter.

“We had a challenging year in 2013. Citizens have been pitted against each other and that saddens me.”

Henderson said she feels “strongly that an important quality in leaders is their ability to resolve conflict” and that “managing conflict leads to solutions.”

President and co-founder of the Sherwood Foundation for the Arts, Henderson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in microbiology from Oregon State University, and a Master of Business administration from the University of Oregon.

Mayor Bill Middleton previously stated he would not run for re-election.

Henderson has set up a website for her campaign at: lindaformayor.com.




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