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Filing week ends in Clark County with 523 candidates vying for 383 offices

By , Columbian staff writer

Friday’s final day of filing week saw a handful of candidates joining the 2022 election season and one candidate withdraw.

As of 5 p.m., 523 candidates filed for 383 offices. The number of candidates filing fell far short of the more than 730 offices, which includes Democratic and Republican precinct committee officers, on the August primary and November general elections ballots.

Democrat Brent Hennrich, who filed for the 3rd Congressional District seat held by U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler withdrew from the race late Friday afternoon. Hennrich was one of three Democrats running for the office.

Each of Clark County’s three council seats up for election drew one new candidate.

Former Vancouver City Council candidate Glen Yung filed for the District 1 council seat. Yung ran for city council in 2021. Councilor Temple Lentz, who currently holds the District 1 seat, announced last month she won’t seek reelection.

Kim Hamlik, of Vancouver, filed Friday for the District 2 council position. District 2 Councilor Julie Olson also announced last month she won’t be running again.

North county resident Rick Torres also filed Friday. Torres is running for the District 5 council seat.

Vancouver resident Brett Simpson will challenge longtime County Auditor Greg Kimsey for his office. The auditor’s position is the only county office, aside from sheriff and county council, to draw a challenger.

Here is a list of candidates who filed this week:

3rd Congressional District

Jaime Herrera Beutler (incumbent) – Republican

Joe Kent – Republican

Brent Hennrich – Democrat

Heidi St. John – Republican

Davy Ray – Democrat

Vicki Kraft – Republican

Leslie L. French – Republican

Chris Byrd – Independent

Marie Gluesenkamp Perez – Democrat

Oliver Black – American Solidarity

Legislative District 17 Position 1

Kevin Waters – Republican

Hannah Joy – Republican

Terri Niles – Democrat

Anthony Ho – Republican

Legislative District 17 Position 2

Paul Harris (incumbent) – Republican

Justin Forsman – Independent Republican

Joe Kear – Democrat

Earl Bowerman – Republican

Legislative District 18 Position 1

Stephanie McClintock – Republican

John Zingale – Democrat

Legislative District 18 Position 2

Duncan Camacho – Democrat

Brad Benton – Republican

John Ley – Republican

Greg Cheney – Republican

Legislative District 20 Position 1

Peter Abbarno (incumbent) – Republican

Legislative District 20 Position 2

Ed Orcutt (incumbent) – Republican

Legislative District 49 Position 1

Sharon Wylie (incumbent) – Democrat

Park Llafet – Republican

Legislative District 49 Position 2

Monica Jurado Stonier (incumbent) – Democrat

Jeremy Baker – Republican

County Assessor

Peter Van Nortwick

County Auditor

Greg Kimsey

Brett Simpson

County Clerk

Scott Weber

County Prosecuting Attorney

Tony Golik

County Treasurer

Alishia Topper

Clark County Sheriff

Rey Reynolds

John Horch

David Shook

Clark County Councilor District 1

Hector Hinojosa

Doug Coop

Glen Yung

Clark County Councilor District 2

Chartisha Roberts

Michelle Belkot

Kim Hamlik

Clark County Councilor District 5

Don Benton

Richard Rylander

Sue Marshall

Rick Torres

Clark Public Utilities Commissioner District 2

Don Steinke

Nancy Barnes

Carol Dillin