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Vancouver Rep. Monica Stonier files for reelection as filing week continues

Ducks Unlimited official to seek county council seat currently held by Gary Medvigy

By Dylan Jefferies, Columbian staff writer
Published: May 8, 2024, 6:03am

The second day of filing week at the Clark County Elections office wrapped up Tuesday evening with 249 candidates declaring their intentions to run for federal, state or county office.

Most candidates expected to run filed Monday, but the pool of candidates vying for every position on the Aug. 6 primary ballot is far from settled.

Rep. Monica Stonier, D-Vancouver, filed Tuesday. She is running for reelection for the 49th Legislative District House seat, Position 2. The race is currently uncontested.

Additionally, Matt Little from Camas filed to run for the Clark County Council District 4 seat, which is currently held by Gary Medvigy, who has yet to file for reelection.

Little is currently the policy director for Ducks Unlimited’s Western Region. He also runs a nonprofit that provides the Salmon Watch youth education program in local schools.

“Listening to our neighbors, I share local concerns about the high cost of living, employment opportunities and quality of life,” Little said in a news release. “The pressures of rapid growth we face must be balanced with sustainable economic development that maintains our unique way of life. We’re at a critical juncture for Clark County’s future, and we need experienced leaders to help move us forward.”

Two people have filed for Clark Public Utilities Commissioner District 1: James Oneil and Sherry Erickson. The seat is currently held by Jim Malinowski, who was elected in 2012. The District 1 commissioner represents north Clark County.

Oneil brings two decades of experience in business development and customer service, according to his website.

Erickson is a mechanical engineer with a master’s degree in business administration. She previously ran for the six-year term position in 2012 and 2018.

Most of Tuesday’s filings were for positions as precinct committee officers.

As of 5 p.m. Tuesday, 173 people are running for party precinct committee officers. Clark County has 355 party precincts, with both Democrats and Republicans seeking leaders for each.

To learn more

To view the full roster of candidates who have declared campaigns with the Clark County Auditor’s Office, visit clark.wa.gov/elections/candidates.