BATTLE GROUND — Although current Battle Ground City Council Member Brian Munson has held Position No. 1 on the council for almost the past nine months and the position is up for re-election this coming November, he doesn’t plan on going anywhere anytime soon.
“Being only about nine months into the position now, there’s still a lot of work to be done,” Munson said.
Munson recently announced that he will run for Battle Ground City Council Position No. 1 this November. He currently holds the position after he was appointed to it on July 18, 2016, after it became vacant. Lyle Lamb held the position before Munson and the seat became vacant when Lamb moved away from the Battle Ground area to pursue a job opportunity.
Munson said that when Lamb first ran for the council position, he helped Lamb with some digital media things as well as helping him with his campaign. When Lamb made the decision to leave his position, Munson applied for it and was appointed.
“I think I bring a new voice, a new perspective to the council,” Munson said. “I want to continue to make sure we’re holding the city accountable for the tax dollars they receive and how they are used. I really believe in letting people have a voice. A lot of people really don’t know where their money is being spent. I also want to help bring more economic development, more jobs for youth, etc.”
Munson, 43, has lived in the Clark County area for more than 40 years and has lived in Battle Ground for 16 years. He served as chair on the Battle Ground Planning Commission for one year and has also worked with several nonprofits in the Clark County area, including Connect Battle Ground, the Clark County Executive Horse Council Adopt-a-Horse Program, Battle Ground Little League and more.
Also volunteering his time as a youth sports coach and board member, Munson has also worked for BNSF Railway as an operator for the last 19 years.
Munson and his wife, Laurie, have four children — Vanessa, 16, Ashlynn, 12, Braeden, 11, and Corbin, 9. Battle Ground residents will see Munson on the November 2017 General Election ballot.