Candidates will answer questions at upcoming forums

League of Women Voters will sponsor the events

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Forums will allow Clark County residents to hear from candidates who will be on the upcoming Aug. 5 Primary Election ballot.

Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Clark County, the events will be held from 6 to 9 p.m., at the Vancouver Community Library, 901 “C” St.

On Wednesday, July 9, the forum will feature candidates for Clark Public Utilities Commissioner District No. 3 and Clark County Sheriff.

Candidates for non-partisan CPU commissioner are incumbent Byron Hanke, and challengers Jane Van Dyke, Bill Hughes and Michael Piper.

Candidates for Clark County Sheriff are Chuck E. Atkins (R), Shane Gardner (no party preference) and John Graser (R).

On Thursday, July 10, the forum will feature candidates for state representative for the 17th, 18th and 49th legislative districts.

Candidates for 17th District Position 2 are incumbent Paul Harris (R), as well as Chris Rockhold (L), and Richard McCluskey (D).

Candidates for 18th District Position 1 are incumbent Brandon Vick (R), Mike Briggs (D) and John Ley (R).

Candidates for 49th District Position 1 are incumbent Sharon Wylie (D), as well as Anson Service (R), and Scott Dalesandro (no party preference); and Position 2, incumbent Jim Moeller (D) and challengers Carolyn Crain (R) and Lisa Ross (R).

Camas and Washougal are located in the 18th legislative district.

During the forums, the panels of candidates will answer questions posed by a LWVCC moderator. The candidates will receive a possible list of questions 30 minutes prior to the start of the forum.

According to President Anne McEnerny-Ogle, the LWVCC is a non-partisan organization that aims to encourage the informed and active participation of all citizens in government and politics and to influence public policy through education and advocacy.

For more information, visit or call 693-9966.