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Clark County Council

Clark County Council, Council Chair

  • Mike Dalesandro is a current Battle Ground City Councilman who is running for Clark County's new At-Large/Chair position. Dalesandro has been involved in Clark County politics since 2008, when he joined the Battle Ground Planning Commission. He supports smart growth and better transportation options, has helped ensure economic growth in Battle Ground, and was a leader in fighting for Battle Ground to maintain thousands of dollars in funding for a local food bank.

    Dalesandro faces four conservative opponents. The Young Democrats are supporting No Party candidate Mark Boldt, who formerly ran as a Republican and has been endorsed by conservatives such as the anti-choice Life PAC in the past, yet presents the most rational option among the other Republicans in the race. Also running are current Republican County Councilmember Jeanne Stewart and far-right Republicans Tom Mielke and David Madore. All three have advocated against light rail and have been opponents of issues important to working people. Dalesandro is the best choice in this race.

    Mike Dalesandro

    Mike Dalesandro is a current Battle Ground City Councilman who is running for Clark County's new At-Large/Chair position. Dalesandro has been involved in Clark County politics since 2008, when he joined the Battle Ground Planning Commission.

  • Endorsed By: Southwest Washington Central Labor Council, Clark County Democrats

Clark County Council, District #2

  • Democrat
  • Mike Pond is an energetic member of the Clark County Young Democrats who is running for the newly created District 2 on the Clark County Council. Pond has strong progressive values, including support of smarter growth management plans, more transparency on the council, and equality for all. If you’re looking for an energetic fresh face on the council, Pond is a good choice.

    Other candidates in this race include Tanner Martin, a newcomer to Clark County politics. In addition, two far-right candidates, Mary Benton, the wife of State Senator Don Benton, and Julie Olson, a staunch opponent of the Columbia River Crossing light rail project, are both running.

    Mike Pond

    Mike Pond is an energetic member of the Clark County Young Democrats who is running for the newly created District 2 on the Clark County Council. Pond has strong progressive values, including support of smarter growth management plans, more transparency on the council, and equality for all.

Port of Vancouver

Port of Vancouver, Port Commissioner, Position #2

  • Eric LaBrant is the President of the Fruit Valley Neighborhood Association and is opposed to the oil terminal. The Fruit Valley neighborhood will be most impacted by the terminal and currently has no representation on the commission. LaBrant has been endorsed by the Clark County Young Democrats as well as the anti-oil terminal group Vancouver Rising Tide.

    Other candidates in this crowded race include Peter Harrison, who is knowledgeable about port issues, and Scott Dalesandro, a transportation expert who also opposes the oil terminal. Neither candidate has received support from local progressive organizations. In addition, Lisa Ross is a conservative who has run and lost before, Bob Durgan is a retired construction worker who also ran unsuccessfully in 2003, and Bill Hughes is a conservative who ran and lost a race for the utility board in 2014. We lean toward Ande in this race because of his breadth of community support.

    Eric LaBrant

    Submitted by jay on Wed, 08/19/2015 - 14:07

    Eric LaBrant is the President of the Fruit Valley Neighborhood Association and is opposed to the oil terminal. The Fruit Valley neighborhood will be most impacted by the terminal and currently has no representation on the commission.

  • Endorsed By: Progressive Majority WA , Vancouver Firefighters, Clark County Young Democrats
  • Nick Ande is a managing director at a local marketing firm and a strong progressive who is running to bring more transparency to the Port's decision-making process. He is opposed to the oil terminal for health, economic, and environmental safety reasons. Ande has received endorsements from a large number of local elected leaders and some labor partners.

    Nick Ande

    Submitted by jay on Wed, 08/19/2015 - 14:07

    Nick Ande is a managing director at a local marketing firm and a strong progressive who is running to bring more transparency to the Port's decision-making process. He is opposed to the oil terminal for health, economic, and environmental safety reasons.

  • Endorsed By: UFCW Local 555, Western Washington Plumbers and Steamfitters

Vancouver City Council

Vancouver City Council, Position #5

  • Stober is the former board chair of Equal Rights Washington and a current board member of Daybreak Youth Services, which helps fight youth drug and alcohol addiction in the Vancouver-area. Stober is a progressive who believes in investing in all forms of transportation, ensuring that police and fire have the funding to do their jobs, and helping job growth by partnering with schools to form an apprenticeship training program. He has been endorsed by State Sen. Annette Cleveland and former State Rep. Monica Stonier. If you’re looking for a progressive activist voice on the City Council, Stober is a good choice.

    Ty Stober

    Stober is the former board chair of Equal Rights Washington and a current board member of Daybreak Youth Services, which helps fight youth drug and alcohol addiction in the Vancouver-area.

  • Endorsed By: Equal Rights Washington , Progressive Majority WA , Southwest Washington Central Labor Council, United Food and Commercial Workers Local 555
  • Linda Glover is a politically moderate small business owner and former principal of an Idaho elementary school who has been Executive Director for 18 years of Gifts for Our Community, a nonprofit that includes multiple small enterprises offering grants in human services, education and the arts. While her campaign platform only talks about bringing more economic growth to Vancouver, she is endorsed by current Councilmember Larry Smith and others that we trust and we believe she would do a good job. If you’re looking for a moderate, small business perspective on the council, Glover is a good choice.

    Stober and Glover face far-right conservative Kathleen Metzger in the primary. Metzger is a Republican Party Precinct Committee Officer without much relevant experience.

    Linda Glover

    Linda Glover is a politically moderate small business owner and former principal of an Idaho elementary school who has been Executive Director for 18 years of Gifts for Our Community, a nonprofit that includes multiple small enterprises offering grants in human services, education and the arts.

  • Endorsed By: National Women's Political Caucus of WA , Young Democrats of Clark County