Mayoral candidates focus on local issues
Incumbent Sean Guard to face Fire Capt. Earl Scott
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Two men who have lived in the local area for most of their lives — incumbent Sean Guard and challenger Earl Scott — are hoping to serve as the mayor of Washougal for the next four years.
Utility rate reductions, parks and promoting economic development are among the issues of interest among them.
Scott, a Washougal resident for 28 years, said he has always had political aspirations.
He previously considered running for Port of Camas-Washougal commissioner, but it would have been a conflict of interest since he was the fire marshal with the City of Washougal. The duties of a fire marshal include inspecting port buildings.
“This is not a quick decision,” Scott said regarding his city council candidacy. “It’s been in the works for quite a long time.