Candidates for office continued to file to run on Tuesday, the second day of filing week for the Aug. 6 primary election.
As of 5 p.m. Tuesday, 85 candidates had filed for 71 of the 94 positions that are up for election this year. Filing week continues through Friday.
The race for Vancouver City Council Position 6 continued to fill up, as marketing specialist Mike Pond and U.S. Forest Service employee Diana Perez both filed to run, joining former Clark County Councilor and Vancouver City Councilor Jeanne Stewart and Camas urban planner Sarah Fox, who both filed to run on Monday. Incumbent Bill Turlay announced on March 12 that he won’t seek re-election.
Shauna Walters filed to run for a seat on Battle Ground City Council, facing off against Philip Johnson, former mayor and current city councilor. According to her Facebook, Walters is a member of the North County Sons and Daughters of Liberty, a group that “formed in response to the unconstitutional I-1639 and to preemptively combat any new gun laws that infringe on our civil liberties,” as the group describes itself online. Battle Ground has been the site of rallies urging city officials to declare Battle Ground a “Second Amendment Sanctuary” that would refuse to support or enforce any law that violates the constitutional right to bear arms.
Others who filed to run for re-election of their city council seats on Tuesday are Ellen Burton in Camas, Lee Wells in Ridgefield, Alexndra Yost in Washougal, and Amy Boget and Herbert Noble in Yacolt. Katelyn Listek filed to run for mayor of Yacolt, and Marina Viray filed to run for a town council seat in Yacolt.