C-W Port candidates talk jobs, development

There are two Port of Camas-Washougal Commission seats up for grabs in the Nov. 7, 2017 General Election. Larry Keister and Adam Parsley are vying for the district 3 seat while candidates Mark Forbes and John Spencer are competing for the district 1 seat.

The race to see who will fill the district 3 seat pits Keister, appointed to the seat in April, against Parsley. Both candidates have clear visions for the Port’s future. Keister, 70, a member of the Art and History Commission, which provided direction to the city for development of the Washougal Waterfront Park and Trail, wants to see the Steigerwald Commerce Center built out in the next three to five years, to provide additional jobs for the community.

Parsley, 38, is a former business system analyst who would like to see a more interactive waterfront retail development that meets the needs of future consumers, who will likely divide their attention between brick-and-mortar retail shops and online businesses.

Look for profile stories on district 1 candidates Forbes and Spencer in the Thursday, Nov. 2 edition of The Post-Record. To be counted, ballots must be postmarked by Tuesday, Nov. 7. Voters who don’t want to mail their ballots, can drop them into an official ballot box by 8 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 7. For a complete list of ballot box locations, visit www.clark.wa.gov/elections.