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Washougal Democrat to seek seat in Legislature

January 16, 2020, 6:05am Clark County News

A member of the Washougal School Board intends to run for state representative in the 18th Legislative District this year. Read story

City council picks Cortes for Battle Ground mayor

January 7, 2020, 5:09pm Clark County News

The Battle Ground City Council elected Adrian Cortes as mayor during its first meeting of the year Monday evening. Read story

Election 2019

Ballot totals as of 3:48 p.m. Nov. 8; Election turnout at 35.43%

Vancouver City Council

Position 2
Erik Paulsen – 73.83%
Maureen McGoldrick – 26.17%

Position 5
David Regan – 35.75%
Ty Stober – 64.25%

Position 6
Sarah Fox – 67.52%
Jeanne E. Stewart – 32.48%

Clark County Council

District 4
Gary Medvigy – 61.77%
Adrian E. Cortes – 38.23%

Vancouver Public Schools

Position 1
Dale Q. Rice – 42.65%
Kyle Sproul – 57.35%

Position 4
Lisa Messer – 49.03%
Kathy Decker – 50.97%

Position 5
Tracie Barrows – 59.69%
Chris Lewis – 40.31%

Evergreen School District

Position 2
Rob Perkins – 50.35%
Bethany Rivard – 49.65%

Position 4
Rachael Rogers – 64.67%
Divya Jain – 35.33%

Election results, as of Nov. 8 View

Clark County dollars stocking presidential candidates’ war chests

January 5, 2020, 6:02am Clark County News

For decades, Washington hasn’t been much of a factor in deciding presidential elections. Read story

King County judge blocks Tim Eyman’s $30 car tab measure

November 27, 2019, 10:18am Election

SEATTLE — A judge on Wednesday blocked Tim Eyman’s $30 car tab measure from taking effect in Washington state while cities and counties challenge its legality, citing “substantial concerns” that the initiative’s description on the ballot was misleading. Read story

Woodland tax measure passes by one vote as Nov. 5 election certified

November 27, 2019, 6:00am Clark County News

It’s a cliche to say every vote counts, but it was hard not to believe Woodland Mayor Will Finn when he trotted out the phrase Tuesday afternoon. Read story

Woodland levy lid lift still 2 votes shy

November 20, 2019, 6:53pm Clark County News

The Woodland levy lid lift to fund police personnel and equipment made up some of the gap in the latest election results from Cowlitz County, but the measure is still trailing as of Wednesday. Read story

Editorial Board meeting with Vancouver City Council candidates Video
The Columbian's Editorial Board meets with County Council candidate Video
Candidate Gary Medvigy meets with The Columbian's Editorial Board Video
Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler editorial board meeting Video

Woodland levy lid lift failing by 5 votes; ballots challenged

November 14, 2019, 5:29pm Clark County News

Woodland residents voted down a levy lid lift to fund police personnel and equipment by 18 votes in 2017, and a similar levy request is heading for an even closer finish this year. Read story

Seattle, others file lawsuit over $30 car tab measure

November 14, 2019, 9:17am Election

SEATTLE — Seattle and other government agencies have filed a complaint to halt the $30 car tab measure passed by voters statewide this month. Read story

Washington voters reject affirmative action referendum

November 12, 2019, 5:35pm Election

OLYMPIA — Washington voters have narrowly rejected a ballot measure seeking to reinstate the use of affirmative action in state employment, contracting and admission to public colleges and universities. Read story

Write-in candidate McDonnell wins Camas mayoral race

November 12, 2019, 4:00pm Clark County News

A little more than a month after launching his write-in campaign, Barry McDonnell learned Tuesday he will be the next mayor of Camas. Read story