Camas Mayor Steve Hogan announces re-election bid

Camas Mayor Steve Hogan
Camas Mayor Steve Hogan

In his announcement, Hogan cites experience and commitment to public participation, partnerships and planning for future guide as pillars of his campaign

CAMAS — Incumbent Camas Mayor Steve Hogan announced that he is seeking a second term. Hogan won the November 2021 election to finish the term of Barry McDonnell, who resigned earlier that year. He now seeks a full four-year term which would begin in January 2024.

“We’ve accomplished a lot in a short time,” Hogan said, “but there’s much more work to do.” 

In his statement, Hogan cited several accomplishments in his short tenure, including:

  • Protecting Camas’ natural resources by completing plans for North Shore Subarea and Lacamas Lake
  • Repairing key partnerships with local businesses and schools
  • Strengthening public involvement and reinstituting a culture of empowerment, transparency, accountability and public service
  • Earning awards for safety, affordability and public budgeting, and a Global AAA bond rating from Standard & Poor’s

Hogan’s campaign has made his experience in both business and government key focuses. Camas’ mayor acts as CEO, managing more than 280 employees and a $125 million budget. Hogan is uniquely qualified, with over 40 years in private sector business management, 16 years on Camas City Council and two years as Camas mayor.

Another focus is partnerships. “Steve’s a team builder,” says former mayor Nan Henriksen, who endorses Hogan and chairs his re-election advisory committee. “He brings people together to get things done — important things the city can’t do all on its lonesome.”

A third focus is his vision for Camas’ future. “My vision for the next four years,” Hogan says, “is for a safe, livable and thriving city — not just for today, but for future generations.” Hogan, a 29-year Camas resident, is proud that both his children chose to raise their own families here, a few short blocks from the house he and his wife, Mary Beth, call home.

Other priorities include protecting Camas’ parks, trails and greenspaces; implementing the North Shore, Lacamas Lake, and Downtown Camas Comprehensive plans with open, transparent public involvement processes; continuing to diversify and expand the city’s revenue base with balanced, sustainable development; and ensuring that Camas remains an open, inclusive community with a hometown feel.

Learn more at the Hogan campaign website,

Information provided by Steve Hogan campaign.

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