Occupation: Sergeant with the Battle Ground Police Department.
Notable support: Reps. Liz Pike, R-Camas, and Paul Harris, R-Vancouver; state Sen. Don Benton, R-Vancouver; County Commissioner Tom Mielke, a Republican; the Ridgefield Police Officers’ Association and the La Center Police Officers’ Association.
The mayor of Ridgefield’s “yes” vote on a controversial light-rail plan has spawned a write-in campaign to unseat him.
Tim Wilson, a Battle Ground police sergeant, has announced his intention to contest Mayor Ron Onslow for council Position 1.
According to Wilson’s website, http://www.writeintim.org, he decided to run after Onslow, an alternate member of the C-Tran Board of Directors, voted last month to approve a contract between TriMet and C-Tran that would cover the annual maintenance and operations costs for light rail, if the Columbia River Crossing is eventually built and light rail is part of it.
On his website, Wilson writes that Onslow has “sold us out for special interests.” Wilson is urging people to vote no on “light-rail betrayals” and “toll tyrants.” The website was created on Oct. 12, according to whois.net, a database of domain names.