Battle Ground is having an important election in November. Usually, it is difficult to convince qualified people to run for office. It seems such a thankless job. However, we are fortunate to have a truly qualified individual running for city council in Adrian Cortes. Cortes loves Battle Ground and shows it by volunteering for important tasks. He is a Vancouver-Clark County Parks and Recreation commissioner, on the boards of Arc of Southwest Washington and Battle Ground Chamber of Commerce, a charter member with the Battle Ground Rotary and also chairman for the Battle Ground Planning Commission. Please help me get him elected councilman by voting for him — you’ll be glad you did.