Clark County Democrats’ new executive board

Rich Rogers has been elected to serve another term as chair of the Clark County Democrats.

“I must be a masochist I’m back for two more years lol,” Rogers said in a Facebook message.

The November election was rough for the Clark County Democrats. Despite Democrats expanding their majorities in the Washington Legislature, every incumbent Republican in Clark County was reelected. Republican Larry Hoff also won an open seat in the 18th Legislative District, dashing hopes that Democrat Kathy Gillespie could pull off a win the GOP stronghold. Democrat Eric Holt also narrowly lost to Republican County Councilor Eileen Quiring for county council chair.

One bright spot for the party was Carolyn Long winning Clark County in her race against U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground. But Herrera Beutler won enough votes elsewhere to keep her seat.

Rogers was elected on Dec. 20 at the Battle Ground Community Center. The party also elected a new executive board that includes Dorothy Gasque as treasurer. In the last election, Gasque ran to the left of Long but didn’t make it through the primary.

Here is the full press release:

The Clark County Democrats held their biennial “re-organization” meeting on Thursday, December 20, 2018 at the Battle Ground Community Center. Battle Ground Mayor Mike Dalesandro opened the meeting, welcoming over 125 people including 75 voting Precinct Committee Officers. The PCO’s voted to elect the following Democrats as the new executive board for the 2019-2020 term:
Chair – Rich Rogers
Vice-Chair – Dr. Audrey Mattoon
State Committee Man – Tyler Davis
State Committee Woman – Angela Wilkinson
Secretary – Giovanna Larrea
Treasurer – Dorothy Gasque
The new executive board will serve until December 2020. Returning Chair Rich Rogers said, “Our new set of officers represent a diverse cross section of our community and we look forward to working together for the next two years as we prepare for the nearly 100 nonpartisan races in 2019 and the Charter Review and presidential election in 2020.”
The Clark County Democrats meet the second Monday of each month. For more information
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