Superior Court Judge David Gregerson has ruled that Camas resident John Ley — a frequent commenter at Camas City Council meetings — is an ineligible candidate in the race for the state’s 18th Legislative District, Position 2 seat.
A Clark County resident, Carolyn Crain, challenged Ley’s residency after the Camas homeowner filed to run for the 18th District seat and listed Battle Ground, not Camas, as his city of residence.
In a June 28 public hearing before Clark County Auditor Greg Kimsey, Ley said he was renting a room in a friend’s Battle Ground home for $1 a month.
Kimsey ruled in early July that Ley did not a Battle Ground residency. On July 11, Carolyn Crain and Penny Ross filed action with Clark County Superior Court alleging Ley is an ineligible candidate because he was not properly registered to vote in the 18th District at the time he filed his declaration of candidacy for such office.
The Superior Court judge agreed. In his order, Gregerson stated the top two vote-getters in the Aug. 2 primary for the 18th District, Position 2 seat “other than John Ley” will move on to the November general election.