Sarah Fox announces re-election bid for Vancouver City Council

Sarah Fox announced Monday that she will be seeking re-election to the Vancouver City Council. File photo
Sarah Fox announced Monday that she will be seeking re-election to the Vancouver City Council. File photo

Sarah Fox was first elected in November of 2019 

Vancouver City Council Member Sarah Fox, who was elected in November of 2019, will be running for re-election this year.

“Serving on the City Council has been an honor. I am seeking re-election to continue working on addressing our shared concerns about public safety, affordable housing, a strong SW Washington economy, and a healthy environment for all,” Fox said in a press release announcing her campaign. “I’m proud of the experience and perspective I have brought to the dais, reflecting my deep commitment to public service, accountability, and collaboration.”

Fox serves as a liaison for the council on many committees, including the Environmental Protection Agency’s Local Government Advisory Committee, the Executive Board of the Children’s Justice Center, Finance Committee of the Columbia River Economic Development Council, and the Emergency Operations Center. 

She also has been awarded a Municipal Leadership Certificate, noting she had completed more than 30 hours of additional training in the legal and financial areas of public service.

Her campaign noted several of her accomplishments while in office, including:

Fox was appointed to the Emergency Operations Center soon after being sworn in to office in early 2020. This was the regional organization that was activated to address the often conflicting rules and news regarding the pandemic.

Fox led changes to city code that allows city employees to be represented in lawsuits when they are faced with harassment and intimidation through the course of serving the city. Previously, employees were on their own to seek restraining orders and navigate the onslaught. This law also protects individuals from harassment and intimidation within the sanctity of their homes.

Fox served on the task force for police accountability and helped design a body camera program that has been endorsed by a board citizen committee and law enforcement officers.

Born and raised in Vancouver, Fox served six years in the U.S. Army before returning home. She has more than 18 years of urban planning experience and works on climate policy for the Washington State Department of Commerce in the Growth Management Services Department. 

The primary for Seat 6 is set for Aug. 1.

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  1. Susan

    Everybody…. you need to ask yourself “in all honesty, is Vancouver a better place now as compared to 4 years ago?”… and then vote accordingly.

    You don’t like the way things are being run by the council? Then vote ‘no’ on any incumbent. Sure, she may have been in the Army and she’s female, so a few of the all-important boxes can therefore be tik’d on that all-important checklist. But, really, is this City better off now than in Nov ’19?

    Taxes? Homelessness? Tax-exemptions for well-monied developers? Streets in disrepair?

    I’ll not be voting for any incumbents.

  2. JimK

    Sara, YOU voted a blank check for tolls in any amount when YOU voted to support the IBR project. Last time the tolls were to be as much as $4000/year! Do you still want to have such high tolls (or even higher due to inflation)? More at


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