Clark County Council District 3 race is nail-biter for Harris, Blom

VANCOUVER — The race for Clark County Council District 3 is extremely close, with Republican candidate John Blom leading Democrat Tanisha Harris by about one percentage point.

As of the last ballot count — and with more ballots to be counted, including those mailed on Election Day — Blom had 17,563 votes compared to Harris’ 17,129 votes, or 59.49 percent for Blom and 49.24 percent for Harris.

Clark County Council District 3 race is nail-biter for Harris, Blom
John Blom (far left) is pictured here with Jim Moeller, Roman Battan and Eileen Quiring during a candidate forum held at the Camas Library in October. Photo by Joanna Yorke
Clark County Council District 3 race is nail-biter for Harris, Blom
Tanisha-Harris-At-Election-Night-Party: Democrat Tanisha Harris (middle), a candidate for Clark County Council, seat 3, chats with supporters, including Vancouver resident Linda Garcia (right), at an Election Night party hosted by the Young Democrats of Clark County on Tue., Nov. 8 at Warehouse 23 in Vancouver. Photo by Kelly Moyer

Whoever wins the race between Blom and Harris will take over for outgoing Clark County Councilmember David Madore in January and represent east Vancouver on the county council.

In the race for Clark County Council District 4, which represents much of northeast and southeast Clark County, including the cities of Camas and Washougal, Republican Republican Eileen Quiring has bested Democrat Roman Battan, winning the election by more than 20 points.

As of the last ballot count, Quiring, a former Oregon legislator and member of the Clark County Planning Commission, had 61.22 percent with 26,292 votes and Battan had 38.67 percent with 16,609 votes.

To find updates of these races and results from the Nov. 8 General Election, visit the county’s elections office website and click on the “Unofficial Results” tab under the Nov. 8, 2016 General Election header.

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About The Author

Kelly Moyer has been reporting for community newspapers since the mid-1990s, including the Newport News-Times on the Oregon Coast; the Lewistown Sentinel, a daily newspaper in central Pennsylvania; the Gresham Outlook, Wilsonville Spokesman, Sherwood Gazette and South County Spotlight newspapers in the Portland metro area; and The Reflector newspaper in Battle Ground, Wash. She also is the former managing editor of Midwifery Today, an international magazine for birth professionals. Kelly, a University of Oregon alumnus and Pennsylvania native, lives with her family in Northeast Portland.

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