Wash. mayors get started on weight-loss campaigns

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WASHOUGAL, Wash. (AP) — Rival Washington state mayors have challenged their cities — and each other — to a weight-loss campaign.

The cities of Camas and Washougal are about average in the U.S. when it comes to overweight and obese residents. Their mayors are no exception.

Camas mayor Scott Higgins says he fluctuates in weight, but acknowledges that at 300 pounds, he’s got a long way to go. He expects to drop 30 pounds in one month.

Washougal mayor Sean Guard says he’s steadily gained weight and hasn’t tried to lose it before.

The mayors endured a public weigh-in at the Port of Washougal on Wednesday.

In one year, the mayors will again stand side-by-side and see how far they’ve come.