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Gillespie still raising more cash than Hoff in race for 18th District House seat

It’s about four months to the August primary election and a Democrat continues to outraise her rival in one of Clark County’s Republican strongholds.

Democrat Kathy Gillespie has so far outraised Republican Larry Hoff in the race to replace outgoing state Rep. Liz Pike, R-Camas. Gillespie, who previously served on Vancouver Public Schools’ board of directors, has raised $69,124, according to the most recent filings with the Washington State Public Disclosure Commission. Hoff, a former credit union executive, has raised $47,116.

Some of the more notable contributions to Gillespie’s campaign in the last month include former Camas Mayor Nan Henriksen (who contributed $50) and current Washougal Mayor Milly Coston (who contributed $100).

Hoff seems to have taken most of March off for fundraising. The largest contribution to his campaign was $6,000 that came from Hoff’s own pocket.

John Ley, a Camas airline pilot who has filed to run as a Republican, still hasn’t raised any money.

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