Election 2019: Camas pool bond roundly rejected by voters

Gary Medvigy retains seat on Clark County Council

VANCOUVER — The first set of results from the Nov. 5 general election was released by the Clark County Elections Department Tuesday evening.

Clark County Auditor Greg Kimsey hands results from the Nov. 5 general election to Terah Pitchford Tuesday night. Photo by Mike Schultz
Clark County Auditor Greg Kimsey hands results from the Nov. 5 general election to Terah Pitchford Tuesday night. Photo by Mike Schultz

In the city of Camas, voters overwhelmingly defeated Proposition 2, which would have raised $78 million to build the proposed Camas Aquatic Center and make other improvements to athletic fields and other facilities. A total of 89.59 percent of the votes were opposed to Proposition 2 as opposed to just 10.41 percent in favor.

In the race for the Clark County Council District 4 seat, Gary Medvigy, who was appointed to the council in January 2019, received 60.99 percent of the votes and challenger Adrian Cortes, a former member of the Battle Ground City Council, received 39.01 percent.

There were three contested races for seats on the Vancouver City Council. In the race for Position 2, Erik Paulsen had 74.05 percent of the votes and Maureen McGoldrick received 25.95 percent. Incumbent Ty Stober will retain Position 5. Stober received 64.86 percent and challenger David Regan had 35.14 percent. In the race for Position 6, Sarah Fox defeated Jeanne Stewart, 67.30 percent to 32.70 percent.

In the two contested races for seats on the Battle Ground City Council, Shauna Walters had an edge in the race for Position 3 with 56.81 percent, ahead of Neil Butler, who had 43.19 percent. In the race for Position 7, incumbent Philip Johnson had 53.62 percent and challenger Joshua VanGelder had 46.38 percent.

In the race for mayor in the city of Camas, incumbent Shannon Turk is being challenged by write-in candidates Barry McDonnell and Melissa Smith. Those results were not available Tuesday night.

There were many races on the Nov. 5 general election ballot for races in area school districts.

In the Evergreen School District races for seats on the Board of Directors, incumbent Rob Perkins holds a small lead over challenger Bethany Rivard in the race for Position 2. Perkins has 51.92 percent of the votes and Rivard has 48.08 percent, a difference of 580 votes. In the race for Position 4, Rachael Rogers has a substantial lead over Divya Jain, 66.23 percent to 33.77 percent.

In the three races for positions on the Vancouver School District Board of Directors, Kyle Sproul appears ready to unseat 29-year board veteran Dale Rice for Position 1. Sproul had 56.10 percent of the votes and Rice had 43.90 percent. In the Position 4 race, Kathy Decker has a small lead over Lisa Messer, 51.86 percent to 48.14 percent. Tracie Barrows held a significant lead over Chris Lewis, 59.09 percent to 40.91 percent, in the race for Position 5.

In the mayoral race in the city of La Center, incumbent Greg Thornton has 79.56 percent of the votes and challenger Brittney Tracy has 20.44 percent. Also in the city of La Center, incumbent Liz Cerveny had a large lead in the race for city council Position 5 with 68.94 percent of the votes. Challenger Linda Tracy, a former La Center council member, had 31.06 percent.

In the city of Ridgefield, Dana Ziemer had 59 percent of the votes in the race for Council Position 2. Matt Swindell had 41 percent. In the race for Position 5, Rob Aichele received 57.25 percent and Darren Wertz had 42.75 percent. Sandra Day received 78.92 percent in the race for Position 7 and Ronald Rowan had 21.08 percent.

Clark County Today will continue to report on the results of the Nov. 5 general election. To see a full report of the initial results, go to https://www.clark.wa.gov/elections/results .

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