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Davy Ray, D-Stevenson, pursued his desire to run for Washington's 3rd Congressional District despite fellow Democrats urging him to withdraw."I talked to my family, and they said, 'Well, you got to do what your heart tells you to do,'" he said.

3rd District candidate Ray: Invest in infrastructure for livability

Davy Ray, D-Stevenson, pursued his desire to run for Washington's 3rd Congressional District despite fellow Democrats urging him to withdraw."I talked to my family, and they said, 'Well, you got to do what your heart tells you to do,'" he said.

June 11, 2022, 6:00am Clark County News

Lesser-known Democrat Davy Ray of Stevenson listened to his heart — not his colleagues — when he filed to represent Southwest Washington in the U.S. Congress. Read story

18th Legislative District candidate John Ley’s voter registration hearing rescheduled

June 11, 2022, 5:28am Clark County News

A hearing on the voter registration challenge filed against 18th Legislative District candidate John Ley has been rescheduled for 10 a.m. June 28. The hearing was originally scheduled for June 10. Read story

Photo contributed by Oliver Black
Oliver Black, a private Christian school history teacher, joined the race to unseat Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler during filing week in mid-May. He submitted his candidate declaration as an American Solidary Party member, a Christian-democratic political party that prioritizes supporting "whole life" policies.

3rd Congressional District candidate Oliver Black embraces ‘whole life’ platform

Photo contributed by Oliver Black
Oliver Black, a private Christian school history teacher, joined the race to unseat Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler during filing week in mid-May. He submitted his candidate declaration as an American Solidary Party member, a Christian-democratic political party that prioritizes supporting "whole life" policies.

June 8, 2022, 4:50pm Clark County News

A private Christian school history teacher has emerged as a third-party contender for Washington’s 3rd Congressional District, deviating from its mostly red group of challengers. Read story

Clackamas County Elections Clerk Sherry Hall shows sample ballots at the Clackamas County Elections office on Thursday, May 19, 2022, Oregon City, Ore. Ballots with blurry barcodes that can't be read by vote-counting machines will delay election results by weeks in a key U.S. House race in Oregon's primary. Hall said the problem first came to light May 3, when elections workers put the first ballots returned in the vote-by-mail state through the vote-counting machine.

As Clackamas tally drags on, Oregon state House race uncalled

Clackamas County Elections Clerk Sherry Hall shows sample ballots at the Clackamas County Elections office on Thursday, May 19, 2022, Oregon City, Ore. Ballots with blurry barcodes that can't be read by vote-counting machines will delay election results by weeks in a key U.S. House race in Oregon's primary. Hall said the problem first came to light May 3, when elections workers put the first ballots returned in the vote-by-mail state through the vote-counting machine.

June 7, 2022, 2:31pm Election

The results of a state House race are still unclear nearly a month after Oregon’s primary election because of vote-counting delays in Clackamas County. Read story

Ballots are inspected at the Clark County Elections Office on Tuesday morning, Nov. 2, 2021.

Group doorbells Washington homes, searching for illegal voters and drawing complaints

Ballots are inspected at the Clark County Elections Office on Tuesday morning, Nov. 2, 2021.

June 6, 2022, 6:02am Editor's Choice

Clipboards in hand, Jenifer Short and Emily Tadlock strolled a swanky suburban neighborhood on a recent afternoon, checking homes against a list of voter registrations. Read story

John Ley (The Columbian files)

Registration challenge claims John Ley not eligible to run for 18th District

John Ley (The Columbian files)

May 27, 2022, 3:52pm Clark County News

Campaign season for the 2022 election is barely underway, but the Clark County Auditor’s Office has already received a challenge to one candidate’s bid for office. Read story

FILE-- Clackamas County Elections Clerk Sherry Hall speaks at the office on Thursday, May 19, 2022, Oregon City, Ore. Ballots with blurry barcodes that can't be read by vote-counting machines are delaying election results by weeks in a key U.S. House race in Oregon's primary. Hall said the problem first came to light May 3, when elections workers put the first ballots returned in the vote-by-mail state through the vote-counting machine.

Oregon ballot fiasco highlights ‘invisible’ election chiefs

FILE-- Clackamas County Elections Clerk Sherry Hall speaks at the office on Thursday, May 19, 2022, Oregon City, Ore. Ballots with blurry barcodes that can't be read by vote-counting machines are delaying election results by weeks in a key U.S. House race in Oregon's primary. Hall said the problem first came to light May 3, when elections workers put the first ballots returned in the vote-by-mail state through the vote-counting machine.

May 27, 2022, 11:41am Election

Voters in an Oregon county where a ballot-printing error delayed primary results for nearly two weeks have elected the same county clerk five times in the past 20 years despite missteps that impacted two previous elections and cost taxpayers at least $100,000. Read story

Superior Court Judge David Gregerson hears arguments on a lawsuit against Clark County over a redistricting map approved by the county council.

Clark County can adopt controversial new C2 voting district map, judge rules

Superior Court Judge David Gregerson hears arguments on a lawsuit against Clark County over a redistricting map approved by the county council.

May 26, 2022, 7:45pm Clark County News

Clark County Superior Court Judge David Gregerson on Thursday ruled the county had the legal authority to adopt a new voting district map after the deadline set by state law, making it likely this year’s Clark County Council election will proceed with the controversial map C2 preferred by Republicans. Read story

Spring blossoms frame the Capitol on March 31 in Olympia.

Eight candidates vying for Washington secretary of state

Spring blossoms frame the Capitol on March 31 in Olympia.

May 26, 2022, 11:48am Election

The unexpected race to be Washington’s secretary of state, following Kim Wyman’s departure last year, could prove to be one of the most interesting this primary season. Read story

The Clark County Council held a special meeting Monday night with "the city councils" to talk about the proposed public safety tax, which would fund body and dash cameras for the Clark County Sheriff's Office.

Cities question tax measure to fund Clark County Sheriff’s Office cameras

The Clark County Council held a special meeting Monday night with "the city councils" to talk about the proposed public safety tax, which would fund body and dash cameras for the Clark County Sheriff's Office.

May 24, 2022, 5:25pm Clark County News

City council members from Battle Ground, Ridgefield and Camas raised concerns about a public safety sales tax the county has placed on the August primary ballot during a special meeting Monday night with members of the Clark County Council. Read story