Clark County treasurer: Clark County Treasurer Doug Lasher announced Saturday he would seek re-election.Lasher, a Democrat, has served as the county's treasurer for the past 30 years.In a news release announcing his candidacy, Lasher said he had worked with local and statewide legislators to advocate legislation to make it easier for taxpayers to pay property taxes. This was done by allowing electronic billing, a partial payment program, electronic payments and a delinquent property tax program.
District 49, Position 2 House race: Republican legislative candidate Carolyn Crain will have a campaign fundraiser 5 p.m. Wednesday at 400 E. Evergreen Blvd., Vancouver. Wine and appetizers will be served and there is a suggested minimum donation of $25. Crain will talk about the Columbia River Crossing and other transportation projects.
Clark County Sheriff race: Republican sheriff candidate John Graser is hosting a yard sign event 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Torque Coffee Roasters, 501 Columbia St., Vancouver. Supporters of the campaign are invited to come pick up a sign for display. For more information, call 360-936-3850 or visit www.graserforsheriff.com.
Over the past few years, the Vancouver Housing Authority has jettisoned dozens of small scattered sites and a handful of large older buildings that generated meager rental income but were expensive and difficult to maintain. The public housing agency says its plan is to realize some economies of scale by consolidating its residential real estate holdings into larger multifamily buildings.
Within the next two decades, Clark County could add as many as 91,200 new jobs, according to an employment forecast presented Tuesday as part of the county’s process for creating a 20-year comprehensive plan.