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Vancouver business owner to seek city council seat

Yung sets sights on Position 3 post held by Linda Glover

By , Columbian staff writer
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A Vancouver business owner and neighborhood association chair is running for a Vancouver City Council seat, challenging current Mayor Pro Tem Linda Glover.

Glen Yung announced Thursday he was seeking election to Position 3 on the city council.

“I’m running to represent citizens whose voice in city government has been shut out,” Yung said in a media release. “I love Vancouver and I know that together we can preserve everything we cherish about our city while also attracting the right development — how and where it makes sense.”

Yung, a construction contractor, currently serves as chair of the Westside Neighborhood Coalition and co-chair of the Hough Neighborhood Association. He also recently completed serving on the Community Task Force on Council Representation, a group trying to find ways to make the city government more diverse.

Yung frequently offers testimony at city council meetings. He’s often critical of Vancouver’s implementation of the Multifamily Tax Exemption Program, and of the Heights District Plan.

In the media release, Yung said he believes current city leaders are failing to address homelessness.

“I collaborate with homeless experts in the field to analyze what’s working and what’s not,” Yung said, adding that he’s running on a four-point plan that will “reduce the number of people living on our streets by increasing access to mental health services, relieving the housing affordability crisis, attracting more living-wage jobs to the city, and reallocating currently under-utilized funds towards more impactful results.”

He’s endorsed by former Vancouver mayor Royce Pollard.

According to the Public Disclosure Commission, Yung has raised $11,270 since formally filing his campaign on Feb. 21. Notable donors include former GOP state representative Liz Pike and Proclaim Enterprises, a company operated by former city council candidate David Regan.

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