News Briefs for March 5, 2020

Sinclair to host meet-and-greet in Camas this Saturday; Fern Prairie man announces Clark County Council candidacy

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Sinclair to host meet-and-greet at Camas library Saturday

Donna Sinclair, a Washougal School Board member running against Republic Rep. Larry Hoff for his 18th Legislative District, Position 2 seat, will host a meet-and-greet event from 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at the Camas Public Library, 625 N.E. Fourth Ave., Camas.

Sinclair, a history professor at Washington State University Vancouver and Western Oregon University, announced in mid-January at a Clark County Democrats meeting, that she intended to run for Hoff’s 18th District seat, and said: “Working families in our region are struggling. I want to make sure they have good-paying jobs, affordable health care and high-quality schools — that is my passion.”

Hoff, a Republican, was elected to the Position 2 seat in the November 2018 general election. He assumed office on Jan. 14, 2019, and his current term ends on Jan. 11, 2021. The 18th Legislative District, Position 2 seat will be decided by voters in the Nov. 3, 2020 general election.

Sinclair will answer questions and greet voters at the Camas library on Saturday. American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters will be provided.

Fern Prairie Independent announces run for County Council

Matt Little, a Fern Prairie Independent, has announced his candidacy for Clark County Council District 4.

In a press release, Little stated that he is a fiscal conservative who is “proposing a win-win solution for development in Clark County that preserves rural character and avoids sprawl, while protecting private property rights and promoting local jobs” and that his campaign is “focused on a balanced approach to growth, while promoting local jobs and saving money.”

“Clark County is blessed with some beautiful rural places that we don’t want to lose,” Little stated. “Luckily, there is a proven solution that has never been tried by the Council that will preserve these areas, compensate private landowners fairly, and create attractive urban communities where people want to live and work.”

Little has lived in the Pacific Northwest for 17 years, where he has led nonprofits and served on a number of independent and collaborative groups working on land management issues.

He currently serves on the South Gifford Pinchot Collaborative and represents Southwest Washington on the Board of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers.

Previously, Little worked on similar issues as a staff member for U.S. Congress members, including Republicans, Democrats and Independents.

“As an Independent, I look forward to representing all people in Clark County and pursuing the best public policy positions for our community,” Little stated in the press release.

Clark County District 4 seat represents constituents in the eastern half of Clark County, including Camas, Washougal, Battle Ground and Yacolt.

The 2020 primary, which determines the top two candidates for the November general election, will be held in early August.