Candidates, propositions will be the focus of upcoming forums

League of Women Voters event will now be held Wednesday, Oct. 16

The Nov. 5 general election is right around the corner, and a handful of forums will give local residents opportunities to learn more about candidates running for office and a proposition that will be on the ballot.

Camas Youth Advisory Council candidate forum – Monday, Oct. 14

Members of the Camas High School Youth Advisory Council will host a candidate forum Monday, Oct. 14, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Candidates for Camas City Council Ward 2, Steve Hogan and Ken Kakuk, and Ward 1, Vanessa “Van” Amundson and Melissa Smith, have been invited to participate, as well as Camas School District- District No. 2 candidates Julie Rotz and Erika Cox.

In addition, Clark County Auditor Greg Kimsey and Commissioner Steve Stuart will present information about the Clark County Charter Freeholder elections. Fifteen freeholders will be elected to serve a one-year term, charged with making recommendations for the future of government in Clark County. More than 100 candidates are on the ballot.

Clark County League of Women Voters East County Candidate Forum – Wednesday, Oct. 16

This Clark County League of Women Voters event will be held Wednesday, Oct, 16, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Washougal Community Center, 1701 “C” St.

Speakers who have been invited to attend include candidates for Camas and Washougal city councils, Camas and Washougal school boards and East County Fire & Rescue commissioner. The date of this forum was changed after originally being scheduled for Monday, Oct. 14.

Camas-Washougal Chamber of Commerce Washougal Proposition 1 panel discussion — Thursday, Oct. 17

During it’s Oct. 17 luncheon event, the Camas-Washougal Chamber of Commerce will present a panel discussion regarding the upcoming City of Washougal ballot measure that proposes to change the form of government from mayor-council to council-manager.

During the event held at The Fairgate Inn in Camas, there will be one group advocating for a city run by a mayor-council with a city administrator form of government, and the other group will be advocating for a city run by a council-manager form of government.

Doors open at 11:30 a.m. for networking, with lunch beginning at noon. The cost to attend is $16 for chamber members and $20 for non-members. To make required reservations, e-mail, call 834-2472 or visit

Camas-Washougal Chamber of Commerce “Freeholder Meet and Greet” — Thursday, Oct. 17

The Chamber of Commerce is organizing a District 2 “Freeholder Meet and Greet,” on Thursday, Oct. 17, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the Camas Police Station community room, 2100 N.E. Third Ave.

The event will provide an opportunity for the public to meet and ask questions of the candidates for the District 2 Clark County Charter Freeholder positions, which will be on the Nov. 5 General Election ballot. For more information, call 834-2472.

For more information about candidates and issues that will be on the ballot, visit