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Preferred Party: Nonpartisan
Age: 65
Residence: Vancouver
Education: Bachelor of Science in Management and Communication, Concordia University Certificate, Dan Evans School of Management Program, University of Washington
Occupation: Semi-retired; Senior VP McKeon Group
Experience: State senators, Washington State Senate 1996-2016 — Deputy Majority Leader, State Senate; Chairman, Senate Operations Committee; State representative, Washington House of Representatives 1995-1996; Washington State Republican Party, former chair
Online: bentonforcouncil.com

Election(s)

2022 General Election

November 8, 2022

Clark County Council District 5

Don Benton

48.26% 21,416 votes

Sue Marshall

51.37% 22,797 votes

2022 Primary Election

August 2, 2022

Clark County Council District 5

Don Benton

29.36% 9,546 votes

Sue Marshall

30.79% 10,012 votes

Richard Rylander

15.07% 4,900 votes

Rick Torres

24.78% 8,059 votes

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Democratic nominee for Washington’s Third Congressional District Marie Gluesenkamp Perez speaks to supporters Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, at the Clark County Democrats election night watch party at the Downtown Vancouver Hilton.

Democrat Perez tops Kent to flip the 3rd Congressional District

Democratic nominee for Washington’s Third Congressional District Marie Gluesenkamp Perez speaks to supporters Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, at the Clark County Democrats election night watch party at the Downtown Vancouver Hilton.

November 12, 2022, 6:30pm Clark County News

Democrat Marie Gluesenkamp Perez appears to have flipped Washington’s 3rd Congressional District after new vote tallies from Clark and Thurston counties Saturday show her fending off a late comeback attempt from Republican Joe Kent. Read story

Third Congressional District candidates Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, left, and Joe Kent (Taylor Balkom/The Columbian)

Kent gains on Perez in 3rd Congressional District race

Third Congressional District candidates Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, left, and Joe Kent (Taylor Balkom/The Columbian)

November 11, 2022, 8:36pm Clark County News

Democrat Marie Gluesenkamp Perez remained in the lead Friday as Republican Joe Kent trimmed that lead to 4,959 votes in the race to succeed Jaime Herrera Beutler in representing Southwest Washington’s 3rd Congressional District. Read story

Democrat Marie Gluesenkamp Perez will face Republican Joe Kent in the general election for the 3rd District congressional seat currently held by Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler.

Perez lead over Kent narrows in 3rd Congressional District race

Democrat Marie Gluesenkamp Perez will face Republican Joe Kent in the general election for the 3rd District congressional seat currently held by Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler.

November 10, 2022, 7:30pm Clark County News

Washington’s 3rd Congressional District race does not have any clear winners, but the latest results show Democrat Marie Gluesenkamp Perez losing ground against challenger Republican Joe Kent, as she now leads with less than 6,000 votes. Read story

Democratic candidate for Washington's 3rd Congressional District Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, right, looks skyward while Republican candidate Joe Kent gives his closing remarks on Saturday during a debate at the Vancouver Community Library.

Perez maintains lead over Kent for 3rd District seat

Democratic candidate for Washington's 3rd Congressional District Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, right, looks skyward while Republican candidate Joe Kent gives his closing remarks on Saturday during a debate at the Vancouver Community Library.

November 9, 2022, 6:58pm Clark County News

As more ballots were counted, Washington’s 3rd Congressional District race remains tense as Marie Gluesenkamp Perez continues to hold a lead over Joe Kent, but the pressure is far from over with nearly 77,000 ballots yet to be counted across the district, not including Cowlitz County. Read story

Glan Yung, Michelle Belkot, and Sue Marshall are leading in their races for Clark County Council on Tuesday night.

Newcomers Yung, Belkot, Marshall lead in Clark Council County races

Glan Yung, Michelle Belkot, and Sue Marshall are leading in their races for Clark County Council on Tuesday night.

November 8, 2022, 10:07pm Clark County News

Three of the Clark County Council’s five nonpartisan seats were on the Nov. 8 general election ballot. Based on early election results, the District 1, District 2 and District 5 seat will each be filled by a political newcomer. Read story