Vancouver resident Anthony Ho to run for state representative position 1 in 17th Legislative District


Ho retired after a 26-year career in federal law enforcement where he served with the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security as a special agent

Vancouver resident Anthony Ho has announced that he is running for the state representative position 1 seat in the 17th Legislative District, which is being vacated by Vicky Kraft. Kraft recently announced she is running for a seat in the U.S. Congress, 3rd Congressional District.

Anthony Ho
Anthony Ho

Ho retired after a 26-year career in federal law enforcement where he served with the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security as a special agent. He retired at the end of 2012 as the assistant special agent in charge of Homeland Security Investigations in San Francisco. During his career, he worked investigating cases ranging from human traffickers to terrorism. A 1986 graduate of the University of California at Davis, he holds a bachelor of science degree in psychology.

Ho has focused his campaign on what he feels are key issues to residents of Clark and Skamania Counties: homelessness, crime, addiction and mental health, transportation, personal rights and economic prosperity. Ho feels that the concerns of Clark and Skamania County residents are being ignored by politicians in Olympia, who are more focused on the Puget Sound instead of Southwest Washington. 

“Our concerns on major issues which affect our day to day lives are being ignored, whether that’s our opposition to light rail on the I-5 bridge or our need to ensure that police have the laws and resources they need to combat crime,” said Ho. “We also need real solutions to the homeless problem which focus on key issues like addiction and mental health care, rather than band-aid housing solutions. That’s why I tell each voter, ‘Let Your Voice Be Heard.’”

Anthony Ho has lived in Vancouver since 2013, and resides in the Bennington Neighborhood. He has served as president of his homeowners’ association, as well as volunteering with community organizations. He is a strong supporter of arts in the community. 

The website for his campaign is ElectAnthonyHo.com.

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