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Camas voters overwhelmingly reject community center bond

Fox, Stober, Paulsen leading in Vancouver council; Sproul leads Rice for Vancouver school board

By Mark Bowder, Columbian Metro Editor
Published: November 5, 2019, 8:20pm

Voters in Camas have overwhelmingly defeated a $78 million bond measure to build a community center in Tuesday’s election.

The bond, the first Camas has attempted since 2000, needed a 60-percent supermajority to pass. It received only 10.4 percent of the vote to 89.6 percent opposed in returns released Tuesday evening.

Also in Camas, there were more write-in votes recorded than votes for incumbent Mayor Shannon Turk. Turk, who was running unopposed, received 1,898 votes. Write-in candidates received 2,753 votes, and undervotes — when a voter doesn’t mark any preference on the ballot — totaled 1,125.

Voter turnout was 22.51 percent, based on the number of ballots received as of Tuesday. Another 25.000 ballots are on hand to be processed.

In other races, Sarah Fox, Ty Stober and Erik Paulsen had comfortable leads in polling for the Vancouver City Council. Bart Hansen was running unopposed. Fox was leading Jeannie Stewart 67.3 percent to 32.7 percent, Stober was leading David Regan 64.9 percent to 35.1 percent, and Paulson was leading Maureen McGoldrick 74.1 percent to 25.9 percent.

Jack Burkman had a commanding lead in the commissioner’s race for the Port of Vancouver over Dan Barnes. Burkman had 61.9 percent of the vote to Barnes, with 38.1 percent.

Incumbent Republican Gary Medvigy was leading Democrat Adrian Cortes in the race to represent District 4 on the Clark County Council. Medvigy had 61 percent of the vote to Cortes, with 39 percent.

In Vancouver Public Schools, Kyle Sproul was leading 29-year incumbent Dale Q. Rice for the Position No. 1 seat with 56.1 percent of the vote to 43.9 percent for Rice. Kathy Decker was leading Lisa Messer for Position No. 4, 51.9 percent to 48.1 percent, and Tracie Barrows was leading Chris Lewis for Position No. 5, 59.1 percent to 40.9 percent.

In Evergreen Public Schools, Rob Perkins was leading Bethany Rivard for the District No. 2 position on the district’s board of directors, 51.9 percent to 48.1 percent. Rachael Rogers was leading Divya Jain for the District No. 4 seat, 66.2 percent to 33.8 percent. Victoria Bradford ran unopposed for the District No. 3 seat.

In Battle Ground, Shauna Walters was leading Neil Butler in the Position No. 3 on the Battle Ground City Council, 56.8 percent to 43.2 percent. Philip L. Johnson was leading Joshua VanGelder in the race for Position No. 3, 53.6 percent to 46.4 percent.

In Camas, Shannon Roberts was leading Deanna Rusch 56.8 percent to 43.2 percent for the Position No. 1 on the Camas City Council.

In La Center, Greg Thornton was leading Brittney Tracey 79.6 percent to 20.4 percent in the city’s mayoral race. Elizabeth M. Cerveny was leading Linda Tracy 68.9 percent to 31.1 percent for Position No. 5 on the La Center City Council.

In Ridgefield, Dana Ziemer was leading Matt Swindell 59 percent to 41 percent for Position No. 2 on the Ridgefield City Council. Rob Aichele was leading Darren Wertz 57.2 percent to 42.7 percent for Position No. 5 on the council, and Sandra Day was leading Ronald Rowan 78.9 percent to 21.1 percent for Position 7.

In Washougal, Ray Kutch was leading Denise Korhonen 74.6 percent to 25.4 percent for Position No. 5 on the Washougal City Council..

In Yacolt, Katelyn “Katie” Listek was leading Vince Myers 59.7 percent to 40.3 percent for mayor, and Marina Viray was leading Rhonda Rowe-Tice 71.3 percent to 28.7 percent for Position No. 5 on the Yacolt Town Council.

In the Washougal School District, Jim Cooper was leading Bill Durgan 64.8 percent to 35.2 percent for District No. 1 on teh school board.

In Clark County Fire District 6, Chris Pfeifer was leading Darren LaFavor 67.3 percent to 32.7 percent for Position No. 2 commissioner seat.

In the Port of Camas-Washougal, Cassi Marshall was leading Bill Ward 50.6 percent to 49.4 percent for the District No. 2 commissioner seat.

In the Port of Ridgefield, Scott Hughes was leading David D. Kelly 60.4 percent to 39.6 percent for the District No. 2 commissioner seat.

A series of charter amendments in the city of Vancouver all passed by large margins.

Election results

For more Clark County and Washington election results, visit columbian.com/elections

In Woodland, a proposed levy lid lift for law enforcement was trailing with 49.2 percent of voters in favor and 50.8 percent opposed. Karl Chapman was leading Keith Bellisle for the Position 4 seat on the Woodland City Council, while Scott Peabody was leading DeeAnna Holland by two votes for the Position 5 seat on the council.

Columbian Metro Editor