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Eileen Quiring is far ahead of her opponents in the council chair race

It’s three months until Washington’s August primary election, and Clark County Councilor Eileen Quiring seems to have a head start in the race for Clark County Council chair.

Quiring, a Republican, is facing off against Democrats Christy Stanley and Eric Holt as well as current council Chair Marc Boldt, who is unaffiliated with a party. The top-two winners of the primary will square off in the November election.

According to campaign filings with the Public Disclosure Commissioner, Quiring has already raised $12,737 for her bid. Holt, a resident of Hockinson who unsuccessfully ran for state Senate, has raised $1,357. Stanley, a marijuana entrepreneur and political newcomer, has raised no money. Neither has Boldt.

Boldt also said he is still looking to hire a campaign manager. In his last race in 2015, Boldt hired Jim Mains of High Five Media for his campaign. This election, Mains is working for Temple Lentz, who is running for county council as a Democrat.

But despite, Quiring’s advantage, Boldt seems unfazed in his bid for reelection.

“I’m not really worried,” he said.

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