Richard Rylander files for Clark County Council District 5 position


Rylander was appointed by Gov. Jay Inslee to fill the District 5 vacancy on May 3

BATTLE GROUND – Richard (Dick) Rylander announced last week that he has filed to run for election to the Clark County Council District 5 position. Rylander was appointed by Gov. Jay Inslee to fill the District 5 vacancy on May 3 and has since been representing the people of North Clark County. 

Richard (Dick) Rylander announced last week that he has filed to run for election to the Clark County Council District 5 position.
Richard (Dick) Rylander announced last week that he has filed to run for election to the Clark County Council District 5 position.

According to a statement announcing his candidacy, “in his first two weeks, Rylander has already helped the council resolve differences on the redistricting maps by working extensively with county staff to allow a final map to be approved and move forward. He is currently digging into land use policies and public safety issues surrounding our sheriff’s staff and the county jail.’’

Rylander reports that he’s reached out to the City Councils in North County and is planning a series of public forums to hear first hand what citizens’ concerns are. 

“My objective is to better understand the needs and challenges of North County residents and do everything in my power to help them,” said Rylander. 

Rylander said his campaign will focus on: public safety, jobs; transportation; improved land use; housing; freedom and transparency. 

Richard and his wife Barbara have lived in Clark County for over 31 years. Three of their four adult children and seven of their 12 grandchildren live in Clark County. 

“We are vested in Clark County and doing everything possible to make it a great place to live, work and play,” said Rylander. 

Interested parties can learn more about his campaign by visiting the Friends of Rylander website at https://rylanderforcouncil.com. There, viewers will find more information about Richard and his experiences, volunteer options and more that will help support the campaign. 

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