SW Washington Labor Council endorsements for August primary


VANCOUVER, Wash. — The Southwest Washington Central Labor Council has issued endorsements for the Aug. 6 primary election in the state of Washington. Ballots are in the mail starting July 17.

The labor council endorsed the re-election of Tim Leavitt for mayor of Vancouver and the re-election of Jack Burkman for Vancouver City Council, Position 1. Leavitt is being challenged by city councilor Bill Turlay. Burkman faces three challengers in the primary. The top two vote getters move on to the general election Nov. 5.

Union delegates issued dual endorsements for two separate Vancouver City Council races. For Position 2, the labor council is backing political newcomers Alisha Topper and Ty Stober. They are challenging incumbent Jeanne E. Stewart. For Position 3, the labor council has endorsed Anne McEnerny Ogle and Galina Burley. They are among four candidates trying to unseat incumbent Jeanne M. Harris.


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