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.
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
- John Blom is in a four-way race. JohnBlom.com
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
- 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
- Sandra Zavala-Ortega, incumbent, faces three challengers ElectSandraZavala.com
- Wendy Smith, incumbent, faces four challengers