AUDIO: Discussing the Battle Ground City Council races

BATTLE GROUND — The city of Battle Ground has become a literal battleground over the issue of gun rights and the Second Amendment, with two city council races set to play center stage in the debate. reporter Chris Brown discussed the issue with Portland’s Morning News on 101.1 KXL-FM this morning.

NOTE: One small correction to the interview – We said Walters and VanGelder have both lived in Battle Ground for some time. VanGelder moved into the city limits of Battle Ground last November, but says he has lived within 10 minutes of the city his entire life.

“The irony being the he (Mayor Mike Dalesandro) and (Councilor Philip) Johnson are from out of state,” says VanGelder.

Watch for a full piece on the Battle Ground races early next week.

Courtesy 101.1 KXL-FM

About The Author

Chris Brown comes to Clark County Today with 15 years of local news experience as a reporter, editor, and anchor at KXL News Radio and KOIN-6 TV in Portland. In 2016, he won an Oregon Association of Broadcaster's award for Best Investigative Reporting for a series on America's Violent Youth. He has also been awarded by the Associated Press for Best Breaking News coverage as editor of Portland's Morning News following the 2015 school shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. The second oldest of eight home-schooled children, Brown graduated from high school two years early. After several odd jobs, he earned an internship at KXL Radio, eventually working his way into a full-time job. Brown has lived in Clark County his entire life, and is very excited at the opportunity to now focus full-time on the significant stories happening in his own back yard, rather than across “the river.’’ After a few years in Vancouver, he recently moved back to Battle Ground with his wife and two young daughters. When he's not working to report what's happening in Clark County, Brown enjoys spending time with his family, playing music, taking pictures, or working in the yard. He also actually does enjoy long walks on the beach, and sunsets.

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