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  • Incumbent Don Orange is running for re-election to the Port of Vancouver, District 1. He owns a mechanic shop and has lived in Clark County for over 30 years. Orange also serves on the Battle Ground School District Auto Advisory Council and is a past president of the Columbia Pastoral Counseling Center.

    Prior to his election in 2017, Orange was a dedicated opponent of the dirty and dangerous Tesoro-Savage project, which would have been the largest oil-by-rail terminal in the country. This race was particularly notable since oil companies paid around half a million dollars in an attempt to defeat Orange's greener campaign against his opponent. Orange voted alongside his fellow council members in 2018 to unanimously end Vancouver Energy's lease on the oil-by-rail terminal. Now, he serves to make the port more environmentally friendly and attract more family-wage jobs.

    Orange's opponent is former restaurant owner and manager Russell Brent. A former board member of the Washington Hospitality Association, Brent has served in many roles in the community, including as a past board chair of the Battle Ground Chamber of Commerce and Clark County YMCA. Brent has faced criticism recently for using a fake union label on his campaign materials. Brent hasn't make a solid case for why voters should elect him over incumbent Orange, who has spent years fighting for Clark County families and is committed to preserving the environment for generations to come.

    Orange has earned strong support in this campaign from local and state leaders because of his proven record at the port. We recommend re-electing Don Orange for Port of Vancouver from District 1. 

    Ultima actualización 2023-11-03

    Don Orange

    Enviado por airtable el Lun, 25/09/2023 - 15:06

    Incumbent Don Orange is running for re-election to the Port of Vancouver, District 1. He owns a mechanic shop and has lived in Clark County for over 30 years.

    Incumbent Don Orange is running for re-election to the Port of Vancouver, District 1. He owns a mechanic shop and has lived in Clark County for over 30 years. Orange also serves on the Battle Ground School District Auto Advisory Council and is a past president of the Columbia Pastoral Counseling Center.

    Prior to his election in 2017, Orange was a dedicated opponent of the dirty and dangerous Tesoro-Savage project, which would have been the largest oil-by-rail terminal in the country. This race was particularly notable since oil companies paid around half a million dollars in an attempt to defeat Orange's greener campaign against his opponent. Orange voted alongside his fellow council members in 2018 to unanimously end Vancouver Energy's lease on the oil-by-rail terminal. Now, he serves to make the port more environmentally friendly and attract more family-wage jobs.

    Orange's opponent is former restaurant owner and manager Russell Brent. A former board member of the Washington Hospitality Association, Brent has served in many roles in the community, including as a past board chair of the Battle Ground Chamber of Commerce and Clark County YMCA. Brent has faced criticism recently for using a fake union label on his campaign materials. Brent hasn't make a solid case for why voters should elect him over incumbent Orange, who has spent years fighting for Clark County families and is committed to preserving the environment for generations to come.

    Orange has earned strong support in this campaign from local and state leaders because of his proven record at the port. We recommend re-electing Don Orange for Port of Vancouver from District 1. 

    Don Orange

    Enviado por airtable el Lun, 25/09/2023 - 15:06

    Incumbent Don Orange is running for re-election to the Port of Vancouver, District 1. He owns a mechanic shop and has lived in Clark County for over 30 years.

  • Mayor Pro Tem Ty Stober is running unopposed for re-election to Vancouver City Council, Position 5. He is the former board chair of Equal Rights Washington and volunteers as a Hough & Fruit Valley Lunch Buddy. Stober is a progressive who believes in investing in all forms of transportation, ensuring first responders have the funding and equipment they need, and a “housing first” approach to solving homelessness. 

    He's running for re-election to continue his work supporting small businesses, making housing more affordable, improving transportation options, and keeping our community safe for all residents. 

    Stober has once again earned a strong set of progressive endorsements, which reflects his values and track record on the council. Ty Stober has earned your vote for Vancouver City Council, Position 5. 
     

    Ultima actualización 2023-10-17

    Ty Stober

    Mayor Pro Tem Ty Stober is running unopposed for re-election to Vancouver City Council, Position 5. He is the former board chair of Equal Rights Washington and volunteers as a Hough & Fruit Valley Lunch Buddy.

    Mayor Pro Tem Ty Stober is running unopposed for re-election to Vancouver City Council, Position 5. He is the former board chair of Equal Rights Washington and volunteers as a Hough & Fruit Valley Lunch Buddy. Stober is a progressive who believes in investing in all forms of transportation, ensuring first responders have the funding and equipment they need, and a “housing first” approach to solving homelessness. 

    He's running for re-election to continue his work supporting small businesses, making housing more affordable, improving transportation options, and keeping our community safe for all residents. 

    Stober has once again earned a strong set of progressive endorsements, which reflects his values and track record on the council. Ty Stober has earned your vote for Vancouver City Council, Position 5. 
     

    Ty Stober

    Mayor Pro Tem Ty Stober is running unopposed for re-election to Vancouver City Council, Position 5. He is the former board chair of Equal Rights Washington and volunteers as a Hough & Fruit Valley Lunch Buddy.

  • Urban planner and Army veteran Sarah Fox is running for re-election to Vancouver City Council, Position 6. Elected in 2019 on a somewhat moderate platform, Fox is running again to continue her work on law enforcement accountability and protecting our clean air and water. She works as the Climate Program Manager for the Washington State Department of Commerce and previously served as the Clark County Historic Preservation Commissioner. 

    During her first term, Fox served on the city's task force for police accountability and helped develop the new body and car camera program. She has also worked on the regional Emergency Operations Center, which helped streamline pandemic information to the public in 2020.  

    Despite being more moderate than her opponent, Leah Perkel, Fox's work on the council, including on the urban tree program and the city's 2022 climate action plan, has earned her the endorsement of the Sierra Club, labor organizations, and several local Democratic organizations. We lean toward Fox because of this breadth of support.  
     

    Ultima actualización 2023-10-20

    Sarah J. Fox

    Urban planner and Army veteran Sarah Fox is running for re-election to Vancouver City Council, Position 6. Elected in 2019 on a somewhat moderate platform, Fox is running again to continue her work on law enforcement accountability and protecting our clean air and water.

    Urban planner and Army veteran Sarah Fox is running for re-election to Vancouver City Council, Position 6. Elected in 2019 on a somewhat moderate platform, Fox is running again to continue her work on law enforcement accountability and protecting our clean air and water. She works as the Climate Program Manager for the Washington State Department of Commerce and previously served as the Clark County Historic Preservation Commissioner. 

    During her first term, Fox served on the city's task force for police accountability and helped develop the new body and car camera program. She has also worked on the regional Emergency Operations Center, which helped streamline pandemic information to the public in 2020.  

    Despite being more moderate than her opponent, Leah Perkel, Fox's work on the council, including on the urban tree program and the city's 2022 climate action plan, has earned her the endorsement of the Sierra Club, labor organizations, and several local Democratic organizations. We lean toward Fox because of this breadth of support.  
     

    Sarah J. Fox

    Urban planner and Army veteran Sarah Fox is running for re-election to Vancouver City Council, Position 6. Elected in 2019 on a somewhat moderate platform, Fox is running again to continue her work on law enforcement accountability and protecting our clean air and water.

  • Apoyadas Por: SEIU Local 925, Sierra Club, Washington Conservation Action, Vancouver Firefighters IAFF Local 452, Southwest Washington Central Labor Council
  • Vancouver native Leah Perkel is running to help Vancouver stay affordable and safe. She has been involved in community organizations like Stone Soup, the Northwest Neighborhood Association, and the Clark County Food Bank.

    Perkel is a progressive candidate who is looking to improve life for all in Vancouver, from creating family-wage jobs to improving infrastructure. She wants to use her position on the council to increase the city's transportation capacity as well as housing options for all income levels. 

    She believes one way the city could improve housing is to do more outreach to community organizations. In addition, Perkel supports the extension of the moratorium on warehouses, which use large amounts of land while producing fewer jobs than other industrial uses. She also approves of the city's climate action plan and states that if elected she wants to help expand solar power and incentives to bring green employers to Vancouver. 
     

    Ultima actualización 2023-10-20

    Leah Perkel

    Vancouver native Leah Perkel is running to help Vancouver stay affordable and safe. She has been involved in community organizations like Stone Soup, the Northwest Neighborhood Association, and the Clark County Food Bank.

    Vancouver native Leah Perkel is running to help Vancouver stay affordable and safe. She has been involved in community organizations like Stone Soup, the Northwest Neighborhood Association, and the Clark County Food Bank.

    Perkel is a progressive candidate who is looking to improve life for all in Vancouver, from creating family-wage jobs to improving infrastructure. She wants to use her position on the council to increase the city's transportation capacity as well as housing options for all income levels. 

    She believes one way the city could improve housing is to do more outreach to community organizations. In addition, Perkel supports the extension of the moratorium on warehouses, which use large amounts of land while producing fewer jobs than other industrial uses. She also approves of the city's climate action plan and states that if elected she wants to help expand solar power and incentives to bring green employers to Vancouver. 
     

    Leah Perkel

    Vancouver native Leah Perkel is running to help Vancouver stay affordable and safe. She has been involved in community organizations like Stone Soup, the Northwest Neighborhood Association, and the Clark County Food Bank.

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  • Incumbent Victoria Bradford is running for another term on Evergreen School Board, Director District 3. Bradford has served on the school board since 1999. She runs her own small business and has also worked as a bank officer. Bradford is an active community member, serving on the Vancouver Strong executive board and the Vancouver Downtown Association. Additionally, Bradford was a co-founder of the county’s Quality Education Coalition, and has worked with a number of local education-focused groups.

    Bradford has led a number of initiatives on the board. She is particularly proud of the recent addition of the skilled trades center and the district’s strategic plan to recover from the pandemic. In this campaign, Bradford wants to make sure that teachers and education staff are supported as well as safe, and that classrooms are sustainable. She will fight at the legislative level to ensure that our schools are funded and our students can access the resources they need.

    Gary Wilson is the extremely conservative challenger in this race. Wilson has a background in accounting and budget analysis, and he now believes that he can fix the district’s academic performance statistics by cutting funding and shrinking student resources. He has been endorsed by the county Republicans as well as one of the most conservative school board political groups in the state.

    Our school district only improves when students have the classroom spaces, teaching staff, health services, and educational resources to thrive. Bradford is the better choice in this race for Evergreen School Board, Director District 3.
     

    Ultima actualización 2023-10-20

    Victoria Bradford

    Incumbent Victoria Bradford is running for another term on Evergreen School Board, Director District 3. Bradford has served on the school board since 1999. She runs her own small business and has also worked as a bank officer.

    Incumbent Victoria Bradford is running for another term on Evergreen School Board, Director District 3. Bradford has served on the school board since 1999. She runs her own small business and has also worked as a bank officer. Bradford is an active community member, serving on the Vancouver Strong executive board and the Vancouver Downtown Association. Additionally, Bradford was a co-founder of the county’s Quality Education Coalition, and has worked with a number of local education-focused groups.

    Bradford has led a number of initiatives on the board. She is particularly proud of the recent addition of the skilled trades center and the district’s strategic plan to recover from the pandemic. In this campaign, Bradford wants to make sure that teachers and education staff are supported as well as safe, and that classrooms are sustainable. She will fight at the legislative level to ensure that our schools are funded and our students can access the resources they need.

    Gary Wilson is the extremely conservative challenger in this race. Wilson has a background in accounting and budget analysis, and he now believes that he can fix the district’s academic performance statistics by cutting funding and shrinking student resources. He has been endorsed by the county Republicans as well as one of the most conservative school board political groups in the state.

    Our school district only improves when students have the classroom spaces, teaching staff, health services, and educational resources to thrive. Bradford is the better choice in this race for Evergreen School Board, Director District 3.
     

    Victoria Bradford

    Incumbent Victoria Bradford is running for another term on Evergreen School Board, Director District 3. Bradford has served on the school board since 1999. She runs her own small business and has also worked as a bank officer.

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  • Kyle Sproul is running unopposed for re-election to the Vancouver Public Schools Board Director, Position 1. She is the mother of three Vancouver Public Schools students and has served on the board since 2019, including as board chair in 2021. She is proud of her work in hiring a new superintendent and passing an equity policy for the district.

    Kyle Sproul has earned your vote based on her track record in office and endorsements from our partners and trusted community leaders.
    Ultima actualización 2023-10-31

    Kyle Sproul

    Kyle Sproul is running unopposed for re-election to the Vancouver Public Schools Board Director, Position 1. She is the mother of three Vancouver Public Schools students and has served on the board since 2019, including as board chair in 2021.

    Kyle Sproul is running unopposed for re-election to the Vancouver Public Schools Board Director, Position 1. She is the mother of three Vancouver Public Schools students and has served on the board since 2019, including as board chair in 2021. She is proud of her work in hiring a new superintendent and passing an equity policy for the district.

    Kyle Sproul has earned your vote based on her track record in office and endorsements from our partners and trusted community leaders.

    Kyle Sproul

    Kyle Sproul is running unopposed for re-election to the Vancouver Public Schools Board Director, Position 1. She is the mother of three Vancouver Public Schools students and has served on the board since 2019, including as board chair in 2021.

  • Apoyadas Por: SEIU Local 925, Washington Education Association
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  • Educator and incumbent director Kathy Decker is running for another term on the Vancouver School Board in the Position 4 seat. Decker joined the school board in 2019 and boasts more than 25 years of experience directly in teaching. She also has community leadership experience as a youth soccer coach, Girl Scouts leader, and classroom volunteer.

    Decker is running to continue bringing opportunity and improvement to the school district. If re-elected, she wants to continue empowering student voices, increase board transparency, and invest in career and technical education programs. Decker believes in a research-based approach to strategically use district resources while closing the opportunity gap. In this race, she has been endorsed by local unions, Democratic groups, and education associations.

    Challenging Decker in this race is Nick Wells, who works for a payroll technology company. Wells is running on a more Republican platform to limit funding to our schools and block progress in the school district.

    We recommend Kathy Decker for Vancouver School Board, Position 4.
    Ultima actualización 2023-10-25

    Kathy Decker

    Educator and incumbent director Kathy Decker is running for another term on the Vancouver School Board in the Position 4 seat. Decker joined the school board in 2019 and boasts more than 25 years of experience directly in teaching.

    Educator and incumbent director Kathy Decker is running for another term on the Vancouver School Board in the Position 4 seat. Decker joined the school board in 2019 and boasts more than 25 years of experience directly in teaching. She also has community leadership experience as a youth soccer coach, Girl Scouts leader, and classroom volunteer.

    Decker is running to continue bringing opportunity and improvement to the school district. If re-elected, she wants to continue empowering student voices, increase board transparency, and invest in career and technical education programs. Decker believes in a research-based approach to strategically use district resources while closing the opportunity gap. In this race, she has been endorsed by local unions, Democratic groups, and education associations.

    Challenging Decker in this race is Nick Wells, who works for a payroll technology company. Wells is running on a more Republican platform to limit funding to our schools and block progress in the school district.

    We recommend Kathy Decker for Vancouver School Board, Position 4.

    Kathy Decker

    Educator and incumbent director Kathy Decker is running for another term on the Vancouver School Board in the Position 4 seat. Decker joined the school board in 2019 and boasts more than 25 years of experience directly in teaching.

  • Apoyadas Por: SEIU Local 925, Washington Education Association
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  • Tracie Barrows is running for re-election to Vancouver School Board, Position 5. She was first elected to to the board in 2019 and has served as the board president. She works as a school psychologist, and has worked in student behavioral health, special education, and nonviolent crisis intervention training.

    Barrows believes that in order for students to find success in school, they need their basic needs met and access to social-emotional mental health resources. She is proud of the school district’s investments in the Family Community Resource Centers, career and technical education courses, and dual language programs. If re-elected, Barrows wants to continue working on equity, transparency, and engagement on the school board. She has earned strong endorsements in this race, including the local Democrats, community organizations, education unions, and elected leaders.

    Larry Roe is challenging Barrows in this race. Roe has worked in scientific consulting and research as well as census enumeration. Now, he is running on a vague platform to increase student success and continue helping the district to recover from the effects of the pandemic on learning. He does not offer concrete platform ideas nor identify the top challenges students, teachers, and district staff are facing.

    We recommend Tracie Barrows for another term in Vancouver School Board, Position 5.
    Ultima actualización 2023-10-25

    Tracie Barrows

    Tracie Barrows is running for re-election to Vancouver School Board, Position 5. She was first elected to to the board in 2019 and has served as the board president.

    Tracie Barrows is running for re-election to Vancouver School Board, Position 5. She was first elected to to the board in 2019 and has served as the board president. She works as a school psychologist, and has worked in student behavioral health, special education, and nonviolent crisis intervention training.

    Barrows believes that in order for students to find success in school, they need their basic needs met and access to social-emotional mental health resources. She is proud of the school district’s investments in the Family Community Resource Centers, career and technical education courses, and dual language programs. If re-elected, Barrows wants to continue working on equity, transparency, and engagement on the school board. She has earned strong endorsements in this race, including the local Democrats, community organizations, education unions, and elected leaders.

    Larry Roe is challenging Barrows in this race. Roe has worked in scientific consulting and research as well as census enumeration. Now, he is running on a vague platform to increase student success and continue helping the district to recover from the effects of the pandemic on learning. He does not offer concrete platform ideas nor identify the top challenges students, teachers, and district staff are facing.

    We recommend Tracie Barrows for another term in Vancouver School Board, Position 5.

    Tracie Barrows

    Tracie Barrows is running for re-election to Vancouver School Board, Position 5. She was first elected to to the board in 2019 and has served as the board president.

  • Apoyadas Por: SEIU Local 925, Washington Education Association
  • Brigid Taylor is running for Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue Commissioner Position 2. She describes herself as a teacher, a mom of three, and a fire spouse. She has taught for 23 years in Clark County schools and serves on the Citizens for Ridgefield Schools Board.  

    Taylor's campaign priorities are preparation, protection, and prevention. She will work to ensure that all first responders have the equipment and training they need to respond to emergencies across the district. She also wants to use her position to improve communication with the community and other elected officials.  

    Taylor is running against Jade Bourke, who has served on the Fire Commission for one year. He has experience as a volunteer firefighter and wants to continue focusing on balancing the district's financial priorities during a time of rapid growth.  

    Taylor has earned strong support from the firefighter community, including endorsements from both the Clark County and Vancouver fighters. This speaks to her vision for the district and her deep understanding of what our first responders need to keep us safe. Taylor is the best choice for Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue Commissioner Position 2. 
     

    Ultima actualización 2023-10-20

    Brigid Taylor

    Brigid Taylor is running for Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue Commissioner Position 2. She describes herself as a teacher, a mom of three, and a fire spouse. She has taught for 23 years in Clark County schools and serves on the Citizens for Ridgefield Schools Board.  

    Brigid Taylor is running for Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue Commissioner Position 2. She describes herself as a teacher, a mom of three, and a fire spouse. She has taught for 23 years in Clark County schools and serves on the Citizens for Ridgefield Schools Board.  

    Taylor's campaign priorities are preparation, protection, and prevention. She will work to ensure that all first responders have the equipment and training they need to respond to emergencies across the district. She also wants to use her position to improve communication with the community and other elected officials.  

    Taylor is running against Jade Bourke, who has served on the Fire Commission for one year. He has experience as a volunteer firefighter and wants to continue focusing on balancing the district's financial priorities during a time of rapid growth.  

    Taylor has earned strong support from the firefighter community, including endorsements from both the Clark County and Vancouver fighters. This speaks to her vision for the district and her deep understanding of what our first responders need to keep us safe. Taylor is the best choice for Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue Commissioner Position 2. 
     

    Brigid Taylor

    Brigid Taylor is running for Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue Commissioner Position 2. She describes herself as a teacher, a mom of three, and a fire spouse. She has taught for 23 years in Clark County schools and serves on the Citizens for Ridgefield Schools Board.  

  • Apoyadas Por: Southwest Washington Central Labor Council, Clark County Firefighters IAFF Local 3674, Vancouver Firefighters IAFF Local 452