A union guide to the 2021 general election for Southwest Washington


Washington’s 2021 general election determines who leads city councils and school districts. After its political action commitee interviewed all candidates seeking labor’s endorsement, Southwest Washington Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, endorsed eight of them. Ballots are being mailed out Oct. 15 and are due Nov. 2.


Battle Ground

City Council, Position 4

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



  • Anne McEnerny-Ogle, incumbent, faces Earl Bowerman. SWWCLC, IAFF 452, IBEW 48, LiUNA 335, SEIU 775  AnneOgle.com

City Council, Position 1

  • John Blom, a former Republican Clark County Council member, is a real estate broker active in state and local realtors groups. SWWCLC, IAFF 452, IBEW 48, LiUNA 335 JohnBlom.com
  • Kim Harless, co-chair of the Clark County Charter Review Commission, has a background in environmental science and works as a coordinator for a paint recycling program in Washington. SEIU 725, SEIU 925 VoteKimHarless.com

City Council, Position 2

  • Eric Paulsen, incumbent, faces Kara Tess. SWWCLC, IAFF 452 ep4cc.com

City Council, Position 3

  • Diana Perez faces David Gellatly. SWWCLC, IAFF 452, IBEW 48, ILWU 4, SEIU 775 ElectDianaPerez.com


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. SWWCLC ElectCoreyMcEnry.com

Vancouver School District

Position 2

Position 3

  • Wendy Smith, incumbent, faces Jorge Bailey. SWWCLC


  • IAFF Fire Fighters 
  • IBEW Electrical Workers
  • ILWU Longshore Workers
  • LiUNA Laborers
  • SEIU Service Employees
  • SWWCLC Southwest Washington Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO


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