State Representative David Edwards (D-Hillsboro) has decided to end his bid for re-election, citing health concerns for his wife and a desire to spend time with his family. (He's not resigning from the legislature, however, and will serve through the end of the year.)
Democratic precinct committee people will select a new nominee. Edwards immediately endorsed Doug Ainge for the spot. Ainge is a well-liked and longtime teacher, who may be best known as the father of New York Jets quarterback Erik Ainge (and the brother of Danny Ainge, the former Blazer player and current Boston Celtics president of basketball operations.)
The Republican nominee is Hillsboro attorney Shawn Lindsay.
Our best wishes to the Edwards family and here's to hopes for a speedy recovery.