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Preferred Party: Republican
Age: 43
Residence: Yacolt
Education: Norwich University
Occupation: Tech startup project manager
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Online: joekentforcongress.com

Election(s)

2022 General Election

November 7, 2022

3rd Congressional District

Marie Gluesenkamp Perez

Clark County
55.10% 112,989 votes
Overall
50.14% 160,314 votes

Joe Kent

Clark County
44.28% 90,802 votes
Overall
49.31% 157,685 votes

2022 Primary Election

August 1, 2022

3rd Congressional District

Oliver Black

Clark County
0.20% 280 votes
Overall
0.21% 456 votes

Chris Byrd

Clark County
1.50% 2,101 votes
Overall
1.74% 3,817 votes

Leslie French

Clark County
0.40% 527 votes
Overall
0.50% 1,100 votes

Jaime Herrera Beutler

Clark County
21.50% 30,082 votes
Overall
22.22% 49,001 votes

Joe Kent

Clark County
20.43% 28,584 votes
Overall
22.78% 50,097 votes

Vicki Kraft

Clark County
3.69% 5,167 votes
Overall
3.20% 7,033 votes

Marie Gluesenkamp Perez

Clark County
35.94% 50,297 votes
Overall
31.01% 68,190 votes

Davy Ray

Clark County
2.04% 580 votes
Overall
2.21% 4,870 votes

Heidi St. John

Clark County
14.28% 19,989 votes
Overall
16.01% 35,219 votes

Related Stories

Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez tours the woodshop at Washougal High School on Wednesday morning, Jan. 24, 2024. On Friday, Feb. 16, 2024, Perez co-introduced a bipartisan bill to address the southern U.S. border, as well as provide military aid to Ukraine and Israel.

3rd District Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez co-introduces border bill

Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez tours the woodshop at Washougal High School on Wednesday morning, Jan. 24, 2024. On Friday, Feb. 16, 2024, Perez co-introduced a bipartisan bill to address the southern U.S. border, as well as provide military aid to Ukraine and Israel.

February 16, 2024, 5:58pm Clark County News

U.S. Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, D-Skamania, co-introduced legislation Thursday that, if passed, would automatically reject migrants who legally or illegally cross the U.S.-Mexico border without proper paperwork for one year and would restrict asylum with humanitarian exceptions. Read story

Gregory Bull/Associated Press, Border Patrol agents ask asylum-seeking migrants to line up in a makeshift, mountainous campsite after the group crossed the border with Mexico Feb. 2 near Jacumba Hot Springs, Calif. Immigration policies have become a big issue in 3rd Congressional District race., Gregory Bull/Associated Press, Asylum-seeking migrants wait to be processed in a makeshift, mountainous campsite after crossing the border with Mexico Feb. 2 near Jacumba Hot Springs, Calif. Immigration policies have become a big issue in 3rd Congressional District race., Leslie Lewallen of Camas, Republican candidate, is seeking election to represent the 3rd Congressional District., Contributed photo, U.S. Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, D-Skamania, Joe Kent of Yacolt, Republican candidate, is seeking election to represent the 3rd Congressional District., Associated Press files, gregory bull/Associated Press, A Border Patrol agent asks asylum-seeking migrants to line up in a makeshift, mountainous campsite after the group crossed the border from Mexico on Feb. 2 near Jacumba Hot Springs, Calif., eric gay/Associated Press, Concertina wire is stretched through Shelby Park along the Rio Grande on  Feb.

3rd Congressional District candidates Perez, Kent, Lewallen: Tighten border security

Gregory Bull/Associated Press, Border Patrol agents ask asylum-seeking migrants to line up in a makeshift, mountainous campsite after the group crossed the border with Mexico Feb. 2 near Jacumba Hot Springs, Calif. Immigration policies have become a big issue in 3rd Congressional District race., Gregory Bull/Associated Press, Asylum-seeking migrants wait to be processed in a makeshift, mountainous campsite after crossing the border with Mexico Feb. 2 near Jacumba Hot Springs, Calif. Immigration policies have become a big issue in 3rd Congressional District race., Leslie Lewallen of Camas, Republican candidate, is seeking election to represent the 3rd Congressional District., Contributed photo, U.S. Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, D-Skamania, Joe Kent of Yacolt, Republican candidate, is seeking election to represent the 3rd Congressional District., Associated Press files, gregory bull/Associated Press, A Border Patrol agent asks asylum-seeking migrants to line up in a makeshift, mountainous campsite after the group crossed the border from Mexico on Feb. 2 near Jacumba Hot Springs, Calif., eric gay/Associated Press, Concertina wire is stretched through Shelby Park along the Rio Grande on  Feb.

February 15, 2024, 6:06am Clark County News

After the U.S. Senate’s border and foreign aid bill was shelved last week, candidates for Southwest Washington’s 3rd Congressional District are staking their positions on what is becoming a key issue in the 2024 election. Read story

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Campaign cash pours into 3rd Congressional District race

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February 7, 2024, 6:08am Clark County News

Campaign cash is pouring into the race for Southwest Washington’s 3rd Congressional District as candidates and voters prepare for a contentious election year. Read story

LEADOPTION Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, from left, pauses to chat with sophomore Brandon Lee, 16, junior Luke Livengood, 17, and senior Kiersten Lees, 17, while visiting their woodshop class at Washougal High School on Wednesday morning. Perez was on campus to speak with students and instructors supporting and expanding pathways for trades careers.

Rep. Perez talks shop with Washougal Career and Technical Education teachers and students

LEADOPTION Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, from left, pauses to chat with sophomore Brandon Lee, 16, junior Luke Livengood, 17, and senior Kiersten Lees, 17, while visiting their woodshop class at Washougal High School on Wednesday morning. Perez was on campus to speak with students and instructors supporting and expanding pathways for trades careers.

January 24, 2024, 3:15pm Clark County News

Washougal High School students Samantha Zoeller and Wyatt Weaver were busy at work on a dissected lawnmower when a familiar face popped by. Read story

Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez visits students at Fort Vancouver High School

January 13, 2024, 5:55am Clark County Politics

On Jan. 3, U.S. Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, D-Skamania, visited Vancouver Public Schools’ Fort Vancouver High School as part of her continued work to support Career and Technical Education programs. Read story