All Politics is Local

Two local political groups make endorsements

Nonpartisan elections can be hard to figure out. Instead of having a ballot full of names with D’s and R’s behind their names that voters can use as a barometer of where they candidates stand on the role of government. In nonpartisan elections, voters might have to actually read the paper and research candidates before thoughtfully casting their ballots.

Earlier this week, two political groups released their endorsements of candidates in local races that’ll give voters a clue on where they stand on the issues.

The Young Democrats of Clark County, a group of Democrats under the age of 36, has voted to endorse the following local candidates:

City of Vancouver, Mayor: Anne McEnerny-Ogle

Vancouver City Council, Position 1: Nicolette Horaites

Port of Vancouver, Position 1: Don Orange

Evergreen School Board, Position 1: Megan Miles

Evergreen School Board, Position 5: Janelle Tuominen

Vancouver School Board, Pos. 2: Anthony Licerio

Vancouver School Board, Pos. 3: Wendy Smith

Ridgefield School Board, Dist. 4: Damion E. Jiles, Sr.

The group held off on issuing endorsements in the La Center City Council Position 1 race, Vancouver City Council Position 3 race and Washougal School Director District 3 race.

H-RoC (short for Hand that Rocks the Cradle Rules the World), an independent non-partisan political action committee that aims to support women in leadership positions in Southwest Washington, has also issued its endorsements in local races. In making endorsements, the committee looked at each candidate’s community involvement, electability, knowledge and experience as well as other factors.

Here is who they picked:

City of Vancouver Mayor: Anne McEnerny-Ogle.

Mayor of Washougal:  Molly Coston.

Vancouver City Council Position 2:  Alishia Topper.

East County Fire and Rescue Position 4: Martha Martin.

Camas School District Director District 2:  Julie Rotz.

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