Mielke announces he will not seek re-election

His statement was made during a county council meeting

Tom Mielke

Clark County Councilor Tom Mielke has clarified his plans for the future. He will not seek re-election to the District 4 council seat.
Mielke, a Republican who lives in Battle Ground, made the announcement during the council meeting Tuesday.
He previously served four terms as a state representative for the 18th legislative district.
Mielke, 74, has been a county commissioner since January 2009.
“It has been a pleasure, an honor and a real educational benefit for me,” he said. “I hope I’ve shared a lot of that back with the general public.”
Eileen Quiring, a Republican who lives in Vancouver, announced her candidacy Friday for the District 4 county council seat. 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.
Roman Battan, 35, of Camas, and Jennifer McDaniel, 49, of Washougal, have already announced their intentions to be candidates for the District 4 seat in the Aug. 2 primary election. Battan will run as a Democrat, while McDaniel will run as a Republican.
The filing period for candidates at the Clark County Elections Office is May 16 through 20. For more information, call 397-2345 or visit www.clarkvotes.org.