Two local residents have announced they will be candidates for the Clark County Council District 4 Seat.
Roman Battan, of Camas, and Jennifer McDaniel, of Washougal, will face incumbent Tom Mielke in the Aug. 2 primary election.
Mielke, of Battle Ground, said Monday he plans to seek re-election. He is a Republican and former chairman of the Clark County Board of Commissioners.
Battan, 35, will run as a Democrat.
He said he is running because the county government needs more transparency and accountability in its workings.
“Voters enacted a new charter to increase citizen involvement by allowing councilors to represent smaller individual districts,” Battan said. “By design, the goal of the charter was to improve accessibility for people. I think that listening to constituents is going to be a key part of my role on the council when providing oversight.”