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Preferred Party: Republican

Election(s)

2022 Primary Election

August 1, 2022

17th District House Position 2

Earl Bowerman

Clark County
12.81% 5,395 votes
Overall
12.90% 6,012 votes

Justin Forsman

Clark County
11.71% 4,932 votes
Overall
12.23% 5,699 votes

Paul Harris

Clark County
30.70% 8,613 votes
Overall
30.29% 12,760 votes

Joe Kear

Clark County
45.04% 18,971 votes
Overall
44.50% 20,737 votes

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April 27, 2023, 6:00am Clark County News

Eastern Clark County and Skamania County legislators state Sen. Lynda Wilson, R-Vancouver, and Reps. Paul Harris, R-Vancouver, and Kevin Waters, R-Stevenson, will host a virtual town hall meeting from 6-7 p.m., May 3. Read story

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April 24, 2023, 6:25pm Clark County News

Before the Washington Legislature wrapped up on Sunday, lawmakers had waded through more than 2,100 bills, measures and resolutions during the 105-day session. Over 200 of those were introduced by Clark County’s legislative representatives. Read story

State legislators, from left, Rep. Kevin Waters, Sen. Lynda Wilson and Rep. Paul Harris from the 17th District answered question about the legislative session during a town hall meeting Saturday at the Port of Camas-Washougal.

17th District legislators return to town halls

State legislators, from left, Rep. Kevin Waters, Sen. Lynda Wilson and Rep. Paul Harris from the 17th District answered question about the legislative session during a town hall meeting Saturday at the Port of Camas-Washougal.

March 18, 2023, 8:28pm Clark County News

A standing-room-only audience greeted 17th District legislators Sen. Lynda Wilson, Rep. Paul Harris and Rep. Kevin Waters during a town hall meeting at the Port of Camas-Washougal on Saturday morning. Read story

Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce legislative outlook event set Dec. 9

November 23, 2022, 6:03am Business Briefs

The Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce will host its 2023 legislative outlook beginning at 8:45 a.m. Dec. 9 at the Hilton Vancouver Washington at 301 West Sixth St. in Vancouver. Read story

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

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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