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The Clark County Democrats believe our county is more than just voters and politics. Clark County is a diverse community of people who believe in supporting our schools, growing our small businesses, and working together to create opportunities for all of our citizens. Whether you're from Camas, Washougal, Vancouver, Battle Ground, Ridgefield, La Center, Yacolt, Amboy or beyond we invite you to see why we believe in you.


On to the General Election!

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With only a few ballots left trickling in, the results of this years primary election are clear - and it looks pretty good! In the County Chair race, Democrat Mike Dalesandro trails non-partisan (who's really a Republican) Marc Boldt by only 27 votes, and leads Republican David Madore by over 700 votes. That's correct, David Madore is not advancing to the general election despite over $300,000 being spent to get him through. Tom Mielke only received 6% of the county-wide vote. The message is pretty clear, Clark County is through with M&M, and wants to move towards a less divisive atmosphere.

In the Clark County Council District 2 race, Democrat Chuck Green and Republican Julie Olson won to top two spots with a comfortable margin, with Mike Pond getting about 19.33% of the vote. Mike and his campaign manager, Audrey Miller, ran a very aggressive campaign, knocking on over 4,000 doors and rallying Democratic voters to turn in their ballots. We thank and applaud Mike Pond for stepping up and throwing his name in the hat, and have no doubt that he has a bright political future. We haven't seen the last of Mike Pond.

Ty Stober will be advancing to the general election with Linda Glover in the race for the Vancouver City Council position being vacated by Larry Smith, with Ty getting 41.41% of the vote and Linda receiving 36.49%. Kathleen Metzger got 21.38%. If either Linda or Ty want to seek preference or endorsement by the Clark County Democrat Central Committee, they can contact the chair of our non-partisan endorsement committee, Elizabeth Campbell.

In the Port of Vancouver race, anti-oil terminal candidate Eric LaBrant will be moving on to the general election along with pro-oil terminal (and big oil supported) candidate Lisa Ross. Democrat activist and small business owner Nick Ande came in third with 14.85% of the vote.

Probably the biggest takeaway from this election is the voter rejection of all three sitting County Councilors who decided to run for the Chair position, and instead opted to send more civil, even tempered voices on to the general election. The second takeaway is that you can't neglect the press. David Madore, Mary Benton, and Kathleen Metzger all gave the cold shoulder to The Columbian, refusing to answer phone calls, interview invitations, and requests for information. This resulted in markedly less press coverage of their candidacies and thus voters had less information about them. There's no doubt that their poll numbers suffered as a result of this ill informed tactic - press coverage is free advertising, and it's a huge mistake to skip out on that.

CLICK HERE to see the full election results.