Don Benton

Cleveland to Oregon legislators: Don’t listen to that outspoken CRC critic from Washington

State Sen. Annette Cleveland seemed to fire back on Monday against her colleague, Sen. Don Benton, who reportedly sent a letter to Oregon legislators late last week that blasted the […]

Benton tries to influence CRC outcome in Oregon

State Sen. Don Benton, R-Vancouver, brought up many grievances with the Columbia River Crossing project in a letter he apparently sent to Oregon state lawmakers Thursday. In the letter, posted on […]

Benton recognized for helping first-time homebuyers

State Sen. Don Benton, R-Vancouver, received kudos this week for advancing a bill that makes it easier for low-income families to become homeowners. The Washington State Housing Finance Commission gave Benton […]

Clark County GOP director running for state party chair

Christian Berrigan said Friday that he plans to run for chairman of the Washington State Republican Party.┬áThe opening became available after Kirby Wilbur resigned to take a job with Young […]

Harris weighs in on recent Benton controversies, says some people like to ‘poke the bear’

When The Columbian's editorial board asked state Rep. Paul Harris to talk about his Republican colleague, Sen. Don Benton, Harris didn't mince words. Harris, R-Vancouver, said that if he was Benton, […]

Rep. Pike leads her Clark County colleagues in missed legislative votes this year

During her first legislative session, Rep. Liz Pike, R-Camas, missed 41 floor votes out of 694. Her missed votes were caused by a death in the family and a sinus […]

Republicans Benton, Rivers ‘make amends’

It appears formerly feuding state Sens. Don Benton, R-Vancouver, and Ann Rivers, R-La Center, have put their differences aside, according to reports out of a Clark County Republican Party meeting […]

As legislators debate their budgets, CRC could be bargaining chip

By Lucas Wiseman The Columbian/Murrow News Service OLYMPIA -- With only three days until the end of the regular legislative session, one party on Thursday declared its work completed, while the other […]

Local legislators’ proposals face last major cutoff before session ends

Wednesday marked the last big deadline for non-budgetary bills in the Legislature, and some proposals by Clark County's legislators fared better than others. Here's a quick roundup of where some […]

Let’s go to the tape: Benton says he ‘schooled’ LaHood

State Sen. Don Benton, R-Vancouver, wants you to know that he emerged victoriously from a closed-door caucus meeting yesterday with U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. LaHood had made a special […]

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