149 set to run for elected positions in Clark County

By Marissa Harshman and Ray Legendre

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Clark County residents will have plenty of candidates to choose from when filling out their ballots this November.

Filing week ended Friday with 149 candidates vying for 93 elected positions in Clark County.

Some positions, such as Woodland mayor, drew numerous candidates. All city council seats on the ballot in Battle Ground, Washougal and Vancouver have at least two candidates. The mayor and all town council positions in Yacolt are contested, as well.

Several school board and fire district positions drew only one candidate.

Per state law, two positions that did not receive filings will receive three-day extensions. Perspective candidates can file for the Hockinson School District Position No. 5 and Cemetery District No. 5, Position 2, at the Clark County Elections Department, 1408 Franklin St., until 5 p.m. Wednesday.

On the final day of filing week, Vancouver businessman and NoTolls.com financier David Madore tossed his hat in the ring for a position on the Port of Vancouver Board of Commissioners.

Madore is challenging commission President Brian Wolfe for his seat on the board. Wolfe, a Vancouver attorney, was elected to his first six-year term in 2005.

Two Vancouver City Council positions will require a primary election this summer.

Vancouver City Council members Bart Hansen (Position 4) and Pat Campbell (Position 6) each face two challengers. The candidates will face off first in the Aug. 16 primary, then in the Nov. 8 general election.

Republican Craig Riley, a Vancouver insurance and investment adviser, is challenging Rep. Sharon Wylie, D-Vancouver, for the 49th District seat.

Wylie, a former local government lobbyist, was appointed to the seat in April after Jim Jacks resigned a month earlier. Soon after her appointment, Riley announced his intention to run for office.

In terms of sheer volume, the Woodland mayor’s race is the most crowded. Three council members — Marilee McCall, J.J. Burke and Darwin Rounds — are among five candidates seeking to fill Chuck Blum’s seat. Blum will not seek re-election.

La Center Mayor Jim Irish and Yacolt Mayor James Weldon will each face two challengers.

Three of Washougal’s four city council races feature three or more candidates. Councilman Rod Morris will face the most challengers: three.

The Woodland City Council also has two races with three candidates. Woodland council member Aaron Christopherson, elected in 2007 at age 19, will not seek re-election.

The vast majority of school district races ended before they started.

The Ridgefield School District seat held by Wendi Morris is an anomaly in that she faces two challengers.

Two recently appointed members of the Battle Ground school board, Ken Root and Mavis Nickels, have filed to retain their seats. Each will face one challenger this fall.

49th District State Representative, Position 1: Sharon Wylie, D-Vancouver, Craig Riley, R-Vancouver.

Battle Ground City Council, Pos. 2: Phil Haberthur, Shane Bowman.

• Battle Ground City Council, Pos. 3: Adrian Cortes, Paul Zandamela*.

• Battle Ground City Council, Pos. 7: Chris Regan, Philip L. Johnson.

• Camas Mayor: Scott Higgins, Ken Kakuk.

Camas City Council, Ward 1, Pos. 1: Tim Hazen.

Camas City Council, Ward 2, Pos. 1: Linda Dietzman.

Camas City Council, Ward 3, Pos. 1: Greg Anderson, Andrea Roth Meisgeier.*

Camas City Council, at-large position: Don Chaney, Margaret Tweet*.

La Center Mayor: Jim Irish, Troy Van Dinter.

La Center City Council, Pos. 1: Kristine Carmona.

La Center City Council, Pos. 3: T.R. (Randy) Williams.

La Center City Council, Pos. 4: Greg Thornton.

La Center City Council, Pos. 5: Linda Tracy, Elizabeth Cerveny*.

Ridgefield City Council, Pos. 2: David Taylor.

Ridgefield City Council, Pos. 3: Lee Wells.

Ridgefield City Council, Pos. 5: Darren Wertz.

Vancouver City Council, Pos. 4: Bart Hansen, Josephine Wentzel, Don Hails.

Vancouver City Council, Pos. 5: Cory Barnes, Larry Smith.

Vancouver City Council, Pos. 6: Anne McEnerny-Ogle, Bill Turlay, Pat Campbell.

Washougal City Council, Pos. 2: Rod Morris, Mike Moreau, George Kolin, Caryn Plinski*.

Washougal City Council, Pos. 4: Michael Delavar, Joyce Lindsay.

Washougal City Council, Pos. 5: Jennifer McDaniel, Mark Rohr, Niki Anderson*.

Washougal City Council, Pos. 7: Molly Coston, Connie Jo Freeman, Hugh Roberts.

Woodland Mayor (Clark and Cowlitz counties): Janna Lovejoy, Grover Laseke, Marilee McCall, John “JJ” Burke, Darwin Rounds.

Woodland City Council, Pos. 4: Anthony (Tony) Brentin, Brian Ellis, Marshall Allen.

Woodland City Council, Pos. 5: Susan Humbyrd.

Woodland City Council, Pos. 7: Gene Silvey*, Scott Perry, Robert Ripp.

Town of Yacolt, Mayor: Skip Benge, James Weldon, Jeff Carothers*.

Town of Yacolt, Pos. 1: Jimmy Robertson, Jeff Hall*.

Town of Yacolt, Pos. 2: Patrick Spence, Jerry Newell*.

Town of Yacolt, Pos. 4: Gary Brooks, Vince Myers*.

Town of Yacolt, Pos. 5: Richard Urias, David Ayers.

Cemetery District No. 1, Pos. 1: William Zalpys.

Cemetery District No. 4, Pos. 1: Ruth Ham, Gene Winders*.

Cemetery District No. 4, Pos. 2: Heidi Zimmerman, Carol West*.

Cemetery District No. 4, Pos. 3: Bob McClellan, Dennis Frasier*.

Cemetery District No. 5, Pos. 1: Walter Hansen Sr.*.

Cemetery District No. 5, Pos. 3: Margaret Colf Hepola.

Cemetery District No. 6, Pos. 1: Barbara (Kaye) Goheen, Murray Falk.

Clark Regional Wastewater District Commission, Pos. 3: Denny Kiggins.

Clark County Fire District No. 2 Commission, Pos. 3: Frank Stanley.

Clark County Fire District No. 3 Comission, Pos. 3: Dick Deleissegues.

Clark County Fire District No. 5 Commission, Pos. 1: Mike Lyons.

Clark County Fire District No. 6 Commission, Pos. 1: Brad Lothspeich.

Clark County Fire District No. 10 Commission, Pos. 3: Danny L. Walling, Gerard Brintz.

Clark County Fire District No. 13 Commission, Pos. 3: Louis A. Ferreira.

Clark County Fire & Rescue Commission, Pos. 3: Gerald (Jerry) Kolke, Walter (Frank) Mazna*.

Clark County Fire & Rescue Commission, Pos. 4: Jon Babcock.

Clark County Fire & Rescue Commission, Pos. 5: Richard Britschgi.

East County Fire & Rescue Commission, Pos. 1: Gary Larson, Kenny Cochran.

East County Fire & Rescue Commission, Pos. 4: John E. Clancy, Brooks Cooper.

East County Fire & Rescue Commission, Pos. 5: George (Jack) Hoober, Thomas Gianatasio.

Battle Ground Public Schools, Pos. 2: Ken Root, Amy Wheaton*.

Battle Ground Public Schools, Pos. 4: Mavis Nickels, Chris Webber.

Camas School District, Pos. 3: Connie Hennessey.

Camas School District, Pos. 4: Doug Quinn.

Camas School District, Pos. 5: Mary Tipton.

Evergreen Public Schools, Pos. 2: Joan Skelton.

Evergreen Public Schools, Pos. 3: Victoria Bradford.

Evergreen Public Schools, Pos. 4: Todd Yuzuriha.

Green Mountain School District, Pos. 1: Rick Syring.

Green Mountain School District, Pos. 3: Jeff Strong*.

Green Mountain School District, Pos. 4: Steve Hoffman.

Green Mountain School District, Pos. 5: Wendy Arends.

Hockinson School District, Pos. 3: Dave Olson.

Hockinson School District, Pos. 4: Greg Gospe.

La Center School District, Pos. 1: Cris Yaw.

La Center School District, Pos. 2: Todd Jones.

La Center School District, Pos. 4: Wendy Chord.

La Center School District, Pos. 5: John T. Parsons.

Mount Pleasant School District, Pos. 3: Kark Kanthak*.

Mount Pleasant School District, Pos. 4: Phillip Caldwell*.

Ridgefield School District, Pos. 2: Wendi Morris, Joe Vance, Brad Bauges.

Ridgefield School District, Pos. 3: Steve Radosevich.

Ridgefield School District, Pos. 5: Scott Gullickson, Robyn Frasier Morales*.

Vancouver Public Schools, Pos. 1: Dale Q. Rice, Robert (Bob) Travis*.

Vancouver Public Schools, Pos. 4: Edri Geiger, Tom Kemp*.

Vancouver Public Schools, Pos. 5: Mari Greves.

Washougal School District, Pos. 1: Terrie Hutchins.

Washougal School District, Pos. 2: Elaine Pfeifer.

Washougal School District, Pos. 4: Karen Rubino.

Woodland School District (Clark and Cowlitz counties), Pos. 1: Jimmy L. Bays.

Woodland School District, Pos. 2: Janice Watts.

Woodland School District, Pos. 3: Tina Cayton.

Port of Camas-Washougal Commissioner, Pos. 2: Neil T. Cahoon, Bill Ward, David Luse.

Port of Ridgefield Commission, Pos. 1: Bruce Wiseman.

Port of Vancouver Commission, Pos. 1: Brian Wolfe, David Madore*.

Woodland Pool and Recreation District (Clark and Cowlitz counties), Pos. 1: Todd Dinehart*.

• Woodland Pool and Recreation District, Pos. 2: Sharyn Crosby.

Woodland Pool and Recreation District, Pos. 3: Michael Green*.

Woodland Pool and Recreation District, Pos. 4: Bruce Hulett.

Woodland Pool and Recreation District, Pos. 5: Shannon Tracy*.