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Monday, March 4, 2024
March 4, 2024

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More Clark County candidates step forward in city, school, other races

By , Columbian staff writer

The second day of filing week for the 2023 election saw nearly a dozen more candidates added to the ballot. By 1 p.m. Tuesday, 11 candidates had filed for city council, school board, fire district and cemetery district races. One candidate also withdrew their name.


Washougal City Councilor Michelle Wagner withdrew her name from the Position 2 council seat race Tuesday after initially filing on Monday.

Woodland City Councilor Melissa Doughty is running for reelection in the Position 3 seat. Councilor Monte Smith is also running for reelection in the Position 7 seat.

In Yacolt, Councilors Kandi Peto and Ronald Homola will seek another term in office. Peto is running for the Position 2 seat, and Homola is running for the Position 4 seat.


Liz Wilber filed for Mount Pleasant School District’s Position 1 board seat.

Vancouver School District has one more candidate contending for a board seat. Tracie Barrows filed for the Position 5 seat.

Angela Hancock is running for Washougal School District’s Position 2 board seat.

Jeff Wray filed for Woodland School District’s Position 3 board seat.


Stanley Chunn filed for the Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue Position 3 commissioner seat.

Christopher Justice filed for the Fire Protection District 5 Position 1 race.

Cemetery District 6 has one contender, Rebecca DeMarino, for its Position 1 commissioner seat.