Candidates will participate in upcoming forums

Two events will be held in Camas

Voters will have the opportunity to hear from local candidates during two upcoming forums in Camas.

On Tuesday, Oct. 6, the League of Women Voters of Clark County is sponsoring an event that will feature candidates running for Camas City Council Ward 1 and Washougal City Council Positions 4 and 7, as well as Clark County Council Chair.

The event will begin at 6 p.m., at the Camas Public Library, 625 N.E. Fourth Ave.

The Camas City Council candidates are incumbent Timothy J. Hazen and Shawn High.

Running for the Washougal City Council’s Position 4 seat are incumbent Joyce Lindsay and Jason Dodge, and seeking Position 7 are Molly L. Coston and Dan Coursey.

The candidates for the Clark County Chair position are Mike Dalesandro (Democrat) and Marc Boldt (no party preference).

According to LWVCC Spokeswoman Judy Hudson, Washougal School Board District 2 incumbent Elaine Pfeifer has also been invited to the forum. Pfeifer’s name will appear on the ballot alongside that of Jason Ferrier. However, Ferrier decided after the deadline that he would not campaign for the position.

The forum’s format will include opening statements, questions from a moderator and closing statements. Candidates receive a list of possible questions 30 minutes before the forum begins.

The event will be replayed on CVTV Channels 21 and 22, an be available on-demand at

CYAC forum

On Monday, Oct. 19, the Camas Youth Advisory Council, made up of students from Camas High School, will host a forum. Invited to attend are those candidates whose names are on the ballot for Camas City Council and Clark County Chair.

The forum will be held following the State of the City address, which begins at 6:30 p.m. at CHS, 26900 S.E. 15th St.

The State of the City will include presentations by Higgins, Port of Camas-Washougal Executive Director David Ripp and Camas School District Superintendent Mike Nerland.

A reception will follow the candidate forum, giving attendees the opportunity to ask questions and visit with elected officials and city department heads.

The CYAC Candidate Forum has been put on annually since 2003. The council is made up of Camas High School sophomores, juniors and seniors who have an interest in politics.