Update: Port schedules interviews with District 3 applicants

Six will be questioned March 17

Six people are interested in succeeding Bill Macrae-Smith as the next Port of Camas-Washougal District 3 commissioner.

They are Michael Conway, Bruce Fuerstenberg, Eric Gibson, Larry Keister, Joshua Seeds and Lucia Worthington.

The candidates will be interviewed Friday, March 17, beginning at 1 p.m., in the port office meeting room, 24 S. “A” St., Washougal. The interviews will be open to the public.

The port commission has scheduled a special meeting to appoint one of the candidates Tuesday, March 28, in the port office meeting room. The time of the meeting has not been finalized.

Macrae-Smith, 75, announced his resignation Feb. 7. After serving on the commission from 1984 to 1987, he was elected in 2009 and re-elected in 2013.

If Macrae-Smith’s successor is interested in continuing to serve on the commission, he or she will need to file with the Clark County Elections office during candidate filing week May 15-19.

The primary election will be held Aug. 1, and the general election is set for Nov. 7. The new appointee would serve until the general election’s results are certified Nov. 28.

The person elected to the District 3 commission seat will serve the remainder of this year and the next four years.

For more information, visit www.clark.wa.gov/elections.

This information was first reported March 3, at 5:21 p.m.