A union guide to the 2021 primary election for Southwest Washington


Washington’s 2021 primary will help determine who holds local public office, including city councils and school districts. Last month the Southwest Washington Central Labor Council convened a Political Action Committee, which interviewed 17 candidates seeking the endorsement of the local labor movement. The committee voted to endorse eight of them, recommendations that were approved July 7 at the monthly delegates meeting. Ballots are being mailed out July 16 and must be postmarked by Aug. 3.  For each office, the top two vote-getters in the primary will face each other in November.


Battle Ground

City Council, Position 4

  • Adrian Cortes is the current mayor and before that served on city council for the district.



  • Anne McEnerny-Ogle, incumbent, faces two challengers. AnneOgle.com 

City Council, Position 1

City Council, Position 2

  • Eric Paulsen, incumbent, faces two challengers. ep4cc.com

City Council, Position 3

  • Diana Perez is running in a three-way race.


Camas School District

Position 1

  • Corey McEnry, incumbent, is a teacher and band director for Hockinson High School, and has served as union vice president with Hockinson Education Association. ElectCoreyMcEnry.com

Vancouver School District

Position 2

Position 3

  • Wendy Smith, incumbent, faces four challengers


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