A week after election night, Democratic candidate Eric Holt is still holding out hope in his race for Clark County Council chair. The auditor’s office estimates it still has 5,000 ballots left to count.
Hundreds gathered in Esther Short Park in downtown Vancouver, joining thousands in simultaneous protests nationwide Thursday night, in response to President Donald Trump’s firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and fears the administration may interfere with an investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
Battle Ground voters, take note: Two Vancouver-area state legislators promised the Washington State Board of Education on Wednesday that they would support legislation making it easier to pass school facilities bonds.
This year, the incumbent in the 3rd Congressional District race didn’t throw herself an election night party. But Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, took her usual position as the front-runner after Tuesday’s election results were released.
Early results from Tuesday’s general election show that the balance of the Clark County Council could be poised to tilt a little to the left. But with ballots still left to count, it could be just a little.
A yearlong process is nearly complete. Incumbent Vancouver City Councilor Laurie Lebowsky ended election night in the lead with more than 52 percent of the vote in her bid to serve the remaining three years of the Position 1 seat.
The races for three Clark County positions concluded without any surprises Tuesday night, with incumbents forecast to remain in the clerk’s and assessor’s offices and a handpicked successor leading the race for county treasurer.
The Republican Party appears to be maintaining its grip on a longtime legislative stronghold as the initial vote count on Tuesday night showed first-time candidate Larry Hoff with a nearly 2,000-vote lead over Democrat Kathy Gillespie in the 18th Legislative District race.