Property Rights hero Dorothy English Passes Away

By Oregonians In Action.

Dorothy English, the “poster child” for property rights in Oregon, passed away Thursday at the age of 95.

Mrs. English gained statewide notoriety for her long battle to regain the rights to use her property that were taken by the State of Oregon and Multnomah County. She served as a spokesperson for Ballot Measure 37 (2004), the landmark property rights measure approved by Oregon voters in 2004, and was the first person to file a Measure 37 claim. Eventually, Mrs. English secured a $1,150,000 judgment against Multnomah County for the loss to the value of her property caused by Multnomah County regulations.
To date, Multnomah County has not paid the judgment, and the case is on appeal to the Oregon Court of Appeals.

Dorothy leaves behind a daughter and son-in-law and many grandchildren. She touched the lives of many Oregonians, who will all miss her dearly.