Planning commissioner to seek County Council District 4 seat

Eileen Quiring will face Jennifer McDaniel and Roman Battan

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A third person has joined the race for the Clark County Council District 4 seat.

Eileen Quiring, of Vancouver, announced her candidacy Friday. She serves on the Clark County Planning Commission and the Clark County Board of Equalization.

Quiring, 68, is a former Oregon State representative (1995 to 1997) and a former Oregon State senator (from 1997 to 2001). She is a real estate broker for Re/Max Equity Group. Previous occupations have included appraiser with the Clark County Assessor’s Office and president/ owner of Hairtel International, Inc., of Portland.

Quiring, a Republican, has a bachelor’s degree in management of human resources from George Fox University, in Newberg, Oregon.

Her community involvement has included serving on the boards of the Pregnancy Resource Centers of Greater Portland, Metro Policy Chaplaincy, Portland Rescue Mission and Capitol Ministries of Oregon.

Roman Battan, of Camas, and Jennifer McDaniel, of Washougal, have already announced their intentions to be candidates for the District 4 seat in the Aug. 2 primary election. Battan, 35, will run as a Democrat, while McDaniel, 49, will run as a Republican.

Incumbent Tom Mielke, a Republican who lives in Battle Ground, announced Tuesday he would not seek re-election. Mielke, 74, made the announcement during a county council meeting.

McDaniel’s C-1 candidate registration on file, posted on the state Public Disclosure Commission website, lists fellow Washougal City Councilman Brent Boger as her campaign manager. Quiring has also registered as a candidate with the PDC.

The filing period for candidates at the Clark County Elections Office is May 16 through 20. For more information, call 397-2345 or visit