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More candidates file for 3rd District, Clark County sheriff, legislative races

By Shari Phiel, Columbian staff writer, and
Lauren Ellenbecker, Columbian staff writer
Published: May 17, 2022, 5:34pm

Day 2 of filing week for the August primary and November general election saw several more candidates entering races.

As of 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 193 candidates filed for 229 offices. Candidates have until 5 p.m. on Friday to file to run for office in 2022.

An additional lesser-known candidate, Leslie French of Camas, filed Tuesday to compete for the 3rd District’s congressional seat. According to the Republican candidate’s campaign site, he is a self-described federalist who currently works in executive management.

There will be more than one Benton family member on the primary ballot. Republican Brad Benton filed for the 18th District Position 2 seat currently held by state Rep. Larry Hoff, who is not running for reelection.

Also in contention for the 18th District Position 2 office will be Camas resident John Ley. He previously ran for the 18th District House seat in 2018, and the 18th District Senate in 2020.

Attorney Greg Cheney of Brush Prairie filed for the 18th District Position 2 seat, as well. Cheney previously ran for the Clark County Charter Review Commission in 2020.

Vancouver police Cpl. Rey Reynolds filed for Clark County Sheriff on Tuesday. Reynolds, who announced nearly a year ago he would be seeking the office, is the only candidate yet to file for the office.

Former Vancouver School District board candidate Chartisha Roberts filed for the Clark County Council District 2 seat currently held by Councilor Julie Olson. Olson announced last month she would not be running for reelection.

Joining the list of candidates for the Clark County Council District 5 race is Ridgefield resident Sue Marshall. A political newcomer, Marshall and her husband manage their fourth-generation family farm in Ridgefield.

Clark County District Court Judge Kristin Parcher also filed Tuesday for the District Court Department 1 position. Prior to serving on the bench, Parcher worked as a criminal defense attorney in Clark County.