Barry McDonnell sworn in as Camas’ next mayor on Nov. 26

CAMAS — After winning the Camas mayoral election as a last minute write-in candidate, Barry McDonnell was sworn in during a private ceremony with friends, family and members of the city staff.

McDonnell won the election with 51.1 percent of the vote, and ousted former mayor and Camas city councilwoman Shannon Turk. McDonnell says his first order of business is to continue meeting department heads within the city and get his office situated. 

Barry McDonnell during a debate with incumbent mayor Shannon Turk in November. Photo by Chris Brown

McDonnell ran on a platform largely centered around opposition of the now defeated Proposition 2 or “Pool Bond.” The $78 million bond would have allocated funds for a community aquatics center in Camas, and was soundly voted down by an overwhelming majority of 91.8 percent opposed. 

This week’s ceremony was not open to the public, but the next gathering will be open to all on Jan. 6 where the city will welcome all newly elected officials to office at the city council’s 7 p.m. meeting that night.

Video by Lacamas Magazine 

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