John Ley withdraws from 18th District State legislative race

Camas resident had previously entered race for 18th District representative position currently held by Liz Pike

John Ley
John Ley

CAMAS — John Ley has announced that he is no longer a candidate for State Representative, District 18, position 2.

The Camas resident announced his decision in a press release Monday evening.

“The people deserve a representative who can give 100 percent of their time and energy fighting for the people,’’ Ley said in the release. “Events in my personal life have changed and I can’t make that commitment any longer.

“I decided to run because I wanted to help restore responsible, citizen-focused, state government,’’ Ley added. “As time allows, I will continue to fight for what is right on behalf of the people.’’

Ley has been an active citizen activist in Clark County and Southwest Washington. He vowed to continue to fight for the issues he is passionate about.

“We must halt Oregon’s outrageous plan to toll both I-5 and I-205 at the Washington border,’’ Ley said. “This plan will harm low wage workers the most and will deliver negligible improvements in regional transportation.

“We must also insure the significant investment the state has made in K-12 education spending actually improves the quality of our children’s education,’’ he said. “I want to thank those citizens who encouraged me and supported my candidacy.’’

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