While Connie Jo Freeman is questioning some of the donations that have been made to her opponent Molly Coston’s campaign, Freeman is choosing to only provide information about donations of $100 and more.
Freeman is challenging the incumbent Coston for the Washougal City Council Position No. 7.
In an email that mentions she is not obligated by the State Public Disclosure Commission at this phase of her campaign to disclose the names of donors and contribution amounts, Freeman said she was willing to comply with the Post-Record’s early request of the information “for the sake of cooperation and transparency.”
Prior to the Aug. 16 primary, Freeman’s campaign received $500 each from David and Donna Madore. The Madores made the same contributions to Freeman’s campaign for the Nov. 8 General Election.
David Madore, chief executive officer of U.S. Digital Corporation, of Vancouver, has been involved with the NoTolls.com political action committee. The PAC’s website refers to its preferred plan for an I-5 replacement bridge (Columbia River Crossing) that does not include light rail or tolls, and requires at least 50 percent federal funding, as well as existing Washington and Oregon state gas taxes to fund the balance.
Washougal City Councilman Dave Shoemaker has contributed $200 to Freeman’s campaign.
Freeman recently accused Coston of having possible conflicts of interest, by questioning campaign donations of $500 from the Washington State Council of County and City Employees Local 307 W and Waste Connections.