Another Primary Election has come and gone, and this time around there were only a few surprises when it came to the results.
While the Washougal Emergency Medical Services levy grabbed a whopping 74 percent of the vote, the most notable local surprise was the other local levy vote. Despite a poor economy, the majority of voters voiced favor for the Fort Vancouver Regional Library levy lid lift, stating they would like to see their local libraries improve by offering additional hours and more books.
Voters also sifted through the slough of candidates who threw their hats into the ring for various federal, state and county positions, with the favorites pushing their way to the top.
On the ticket for the U.S. Representative for Congressional District 3 (to replace the retiring Brian Baird) will be Democrat Denny Heck, who won the Primary race, and Camas resident and Republican Jaime Herrera.
The Washougal candidate for the 18th District State Representative seat, Jon Russell, didn’t make the cut to move on to the General Election. Instead, voters will be deciding between Democrat Dennis Kampe and Republican Ann Rivers.
From the 15th District State Representative position, Republican Bruce Chandler and Democrat Paul Spencer, the only two candidates, both will participate in the General Election.
With the Primary complete, we now move forward to the General Election.
In the coming months leading up to Nov. 2, the Post-Record will offer its readers information on these and other candidates’ backgrounds, their perspectives and responses to questions about local and regional issues that are important to Camas and Washougal citizens.