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Kimsey seeks to keep wastewater district commissioner seat

By , Columbian environment and transportation reporter

Neil Kimsey will run for re-election to keep his seat as a commissioner for the Clark Regional Wastewater District.

The district’s rates are the lowest in the county for a typical family, he said in a news release announcing his re-election bid, adding his goal is to keep it that way despite continued growth in the district’s service area.

“My highest priority has been, and will continue to be, keeping sewer service costs as low as possible,” he said.

The district has more than 600 miles of sewer lines, 60 pump stations and 750 septic pump systems, serving about 40,000 residences and more than 90,000 people in the unincorporated area of the county.

The three-person district board of commissioners functions as its governing body. Commissioners serve six-year terms.

Kimsey has been on the board since 1995, when it was still called the Hazel Dell Sewer District, after selling his car dealership and retiring from the auto business.

His myriad public and community service work includes serving as the director for the Washington State Association of Sewer and Water Districts, which named him commissioner of the year, and he currently serves as director for the Hazel Dell-Salmon Creek Business Association.

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