Clark County voters have a little more than two weeks to mail or drop off ballots before the Nov. 7 election. But why wait? The Columbian urges all eligible residents to partake in the civic duty that forms the foundation of our representative democracy.
As problems go, voters in the Vancouver Public Schools district are faced with a good one. The race for Position 3 on the school board features two strong candidates who are capable of being effective and forward-thinking board members.
This is a time of transition and growth for Vancouver Public Schools, a situation that calls for a steady hand on the district’s board of directors. Because of that, The Columbian’s Editorial Board recommends a vote for Mark Stoker to remain on the board as representative for Position 2.
Each candidate for Vancouver City Council, Position 3, has selling points that bolster her candidacy. After weighing those strengths — along with the contestants’ weaknesses — The Columbian’s Editorial Board recommends a vote for Linda Glover.
Regardless of the outcome in November’s election, Position 5 on the board for Evergreen Public Schools will remain in good hands. While both candidates are well-informed and capable of being effective board members, The Columbian’s Editorial Board recommends Ginny Gronwoldt for the position.
Because of her clear vision for the future of the district and her expansive knowledge of public education, The Columbian’s Editorial Board recommends a vote for Julie Bocanegra for Position 1 on the board of Evergreen Public Schools.
Even before her opponent withdrew from the race, Anne McEnerny-Ogle was a clear choice in the race for mayor of Vancouver. The Columbian’s Editorial Board recommends a vote for McEnerny-Ogle to continue the strong trajectory city government has demonstrated in recent years.
Tuesday is Election Day, with ballots set to be counted for this year’s primary. Ballots, which were sent out by mail more than two weeks ago, must be dropped off by 8 p.m. or postmarked by then in order to ensure your vote counts.
With ballots for the Aug. 1 primary scheduled to be mailed today, The Columbian’s Editorial Board has offered recommendations in six races featuring more than two candidates. These are determined through an examination of the candidates’ campaign materials and through interviews. The top two vote-getters in each race will advance to the Nov. 7 general election.
The race for Position 2 on the board of Vancouver Public Schools comes down to an experienced leader vs. a newcomer seeking to make a difference. The Columbian’s Editorial Board recommends that Mark Stoker and Anthony Licerio advance out of the Aug. 1 primary to face off in the general election.