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Jan. 26, 2022

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Clark County charter panel may include familiar faces

By , Columbian Editor

Clark County’s home-rule charter will be reviewed by a panel of people that largely have ties to local government or the Democratic party, according to Tuesday’s preliminary election results.

The 15-member panel is charged with reviewing the document that spells out the framework for county government. First approved in 2014, the charter is up for review in 2021.

Familiar names leading in their races include Doug Lasher, the retired Democratic county treasurer; Mike Dalesandro, a Battle Ground city councilor and former mayor; and former Republican state legislator and Camas city councilor Liz Pike.

Others leading their races are Eric Holt, a former Democratic candidate for local offices; Anthony Vendetti, who works in emergency services; Kim Harless, a county environmental health specialist; Chris Goodwin, who works in health policy; Chuck Green, a planner and former C-Tran administrator; Kelsey Potter, a county parks advisory board member; Democrat and military veteran Dorothy Gasque; Maureen Winningham, who works in social services and previously sought office as a Democrat; Terri Niles, a nurse and labor union officer; Jeff Angelo, who chairs the Evergreen Public Schools’ charitable foundation; Deanna Rusch, Camas city councilor; and John Latta, a Navy veteran and retired engineer.