Candidate Positions for Clark County, Washington

United States Senator
Does this candidate… oppose debt? oppose light rail? oppose all tolls? oppose raising taxes? oppose a toll on the 205 bridge? oppose tolls without local election? support a third bridge option?
Patty Murray Add Debt Add Light Rail Charge Tolls May raise taxes Allow Tolls on 205 Opposes Election Opposes 3rd Bridge
Dino Rossi No Debt No Light Rail No Tolls No raising taxes No Tolls on 205 Supports Election Supports 3rd Bridge
3rd Congressional District U.S. Representative
Does this candidate… oppose debt? oppose light rail? oppose all tolls? oppose raising taxes? oppose a toll on the 205 bridge? oppose tolls without local election? support a third bridge option?
Jaime Herrera     No Tolls   No Tolls on 205 Supports Election  
Denny Heck Add Debt Add Light Rail Charge Tolls May raise taxes Allow Tolls on 205 Opposes Election Opposes 3rd Bridge
Legislative District 15 State Senator
Does this candidate… oppose debt? oppose light rail? oppose all tolls? oppose raising taxes? oppose a toll on the 205 bridge? oppose tolls without local election? support a third bridge option?
Jim Honeyford No response            
Legislative District 15 State Representative Pos. 1
Does this candidate… oppose debt? oppose light rail? oppose all tolls? oppose raising taxes? oppose a toll on the 205 bridge? oppose tolls without local election? support a third bridge option?
Bruce Chandler No Debt No Light Rail No Tolls No raising taxes No Tolls on 205 Supports Election Supports 3rd Bridge
Paul Spencer Add Debt Add Light Rail Charge Tolls May raise taxes Allow Tolls on 205 Opposes Election Opposes 3rd Bridge
Legislative District 15 State Representative Pos. 2
Does this candidate… oppose debt? oppose light rail? oppose all tolls? oppose raising taxes? oppose a toll on the 205 bridge? oppose tolls without local election? support a third bridge option?
David Taylor No Debt No Light Rail No Tolls No raising taxes No Tolls on 205 Supports Election Supports 3rd Bridge
Thomas (Tom) T. Silva         Allow Tolls on 205 Supports Election Supports 3rd Bridge
Legislative District 17 State Representative Pos. 1
Does this candidate… oppose debt? oppose light rail? oppose all tolls? oppose raising taxes? oppose a toll on the 205 bridge? oppose tolls without local election? support a third bridge option?
Tim Probst See Note_2 No Light Rail No Tolls No raising taxes No Tolls on 205 Supports Election Supports 3rd Bridge
Brian Peck No Debt No Light Rail No Tolls No raising taxes No Tolls on 205 Supports Election Supports 3rd Bridge
Legislative District 17 State Representative Pos. 2
Does this candidate… oppose debt? oppose light rail? oppose all tolls? oppose raising taxes? oppose a toll on the 205 bridge? oppose tolls without local election? support a third bridge option?
Paul Harris No Debt No Light Rail No Tolls No raising taxes No Tolls on 205 Supports Election Supports 3rd Bridge
Monica Stonier No response            
Legislative District 18 State Representative Pos. 1
Does this candidate… oppose debt? oppose light rail? oppose all tolls? oppose raising taxes? oppose a toll on the 205 bridge? oppose tolls without local election? support a third bridge option?
Dennis Kampe Refused to Answer Refused to Answer Refused to Answer Refused to Answer Refused to Answer Refused to Answer Refused to Answer
Ann Rivers No Debt No Light Rail No Tolls No raising taxes No Tolls on 205 Supports Election Supports 3rd Bridge
Legislative District 18 State Representative Pos. 2
Does this candidate… oppose debt? oppose light rail? oppose all tolls? oppose raising taxes? oppose a toll on the 205 bridge? oppose tolls without local election? support a third bridge option?
Ed Orcutt No Debt No Light Rail No Tolls No raising taxes No Tolls on 205 Supports Election Supports 3rd Bridge
Legislative District 49 State Representative Pos. 1
Does this candidate… oppose debt? oppose light rail? oppose all tolls? oppose raising taxes? oppose a toll on the 205 bridge? oppose tolls without local election? support a third bridge option?
Jim Jacks Add Debt Add Light Rail Charge Tolls May raise taxes Allow Tolls on 205 Opposes Election Opposes 3rd Bridge
Bill Cismar No Debt No Light Rail No Tolls No raising taxes No Tolls on 205 Supports Election Supports 3rd Bridge
Legislative District 49 State Representative Pos. 2
Does this candidate… oppose debt? oppose light rail? oppose all tolls? oppose raising taxes? oppose a toll on the 205 bridge? oppose tolls without local election? support a third bridge option?
Craig Riley No Debt No Light Rail No Tolls No raising taxes No Tolls on 205 Supports Election Supports 3rd Bridge
Jim Moeller Add Debt Add Light Rail Charge Tolls May raise taxes Allow Tolls on 205 Opposes Election Opposes 3rd Bridge
County Commissioner, District No. 3
Does this candidate… oppose debt? oppose light rail? oppose all tolls? oppose raising taxes? oppose a toll on the 205 bridge? oppose tolls without local election? support a third bridge option?
Alan Svehaug No Debt No Light Rail No Tolls No raising taxes No Tolls on 205 Supports Election Supports 3rd Bridge
Steve Stuart See Note_1 Add Light Rail          
County Assessor
Does this candidate… oppose debt? oppose light rail? oppose all tolls? oppose raising taxes? oppose a toll on the 205 bridge? oppose tolls without local election? support a third bridge option?
Peter Van Nortwick No Debt No Light Rail No Tolls No raising taxes No Tolls on 205 Supports Election Supports 3rd Bridge
County Clerk
Does this candidate… oppose debt? oppose light rail? oppose all tolls? oppose raising taxes? oppose a toll on the 205 bridge? oppose tolls without local election? support a third bridge option?
Scott Weber No Debt No Light Rail No Tolls No raising taxes No Tolls on 205 Supports Election Supports 3rd Bridge
County Prosecuting Attorney
Does this candidate… oppose debt? oppose light rail? oppose all tolls? oppose raising taxes? oppose a toll on the 205 bridge? oppose tolls without local election? support a third bridge option?
Brent D. Boger No Debt No Light Rail No Tolls No raising taxes No Tolls on 205 Supports Election Supports 3rd Bridge
Tony Golik No response            
County Treasurer
Does this candidate… oppose debt? oppose light rail? oppose all tolls? oppose raising taxes? oppose a toll on the 205 bridge? oppose tolls without local election? support a third bridge option?
Mike Appel No Debt No Light Rail No Tolls No raising taxes No Tolls on 205 Supports Election Supports 3rd Bridge
Doug Lasher Add Debt Add Light Rail Charge Tolls May raise taxes      
City Of Vancouver Council – Position No. 4
Does this candidate… oppose debt? oppose light rail? oppose all tolls? oppose raising taxes? oppose a toll on the 205 bridge? oppose tolls without local election? support a third bridge option?
John Jenkins No Debt No Light Rail No Tolls No raising taxes No Tolls on 205 Supports Election Supports 3rd Bridge
Bart Hansen See Note_1 Add Light Rail Charge Tolls Refused to Answer Refused to Answer Refused to Answer Refused to Answer
Clark Public Utility District Commissioner, District No. 2
Does this candidate… oppose debt? oppose light rail? oppose all tolls? oppose raising taxes? oppose a toll on the 205 bridge? oppose tolls without local election? support a third bridge option?
Nancy Barnes No Debt No Light Rail No Tolls No raising taxes No Tolls on 205 Supports Election Supports 3rd Bridge
Mike Lyons No response            
Robert Nichols No response            

Several candidates refused to answer after multiple emails and phone calls. Their response is marked “Refused to Answer” only after they were asked face to face and still refused to answer. If those candidates won’t respond to the voters before they get elected, can we expect them to listen after being elected?

The positions of several candidates are based on their history in office because they never responded to us after multiple tries.

Note_1
Candidates marked with Note_1 already hold the office that they want us to reelect them to. Rather than simply publish what they say during their campaign, we consider their actual records while in office to be a more reliable indicator of their true positions since actions speak louder than words. Those candidates have already had the opportunity to act on these issues and clearly represent our local views to state and federal officials. If reelected, we can expect these candidates to continue to fail us on these issues.

County Commissioner Steve Stuart and City Councilman Bart Hansen are strong supporters of the CRC plan that includes billions in debt, light rail, tolls, and is proceeding without a vote by our community.

Like Mayor Tim Leavitt, Note_1 incumbents may say they are opposed to tolls. But they have no record of opposing tolls or light rail. They have no record of supporting an election that would allow the citizens of our community to vote on tolls. Tolls will be imposed unless we replace these office holders with leaders who are committed to taking decisive action to defend our community from state tyranny.

Note_2
Tim Probst is an incumbent that answered agree on all our statements. Although he has not sponsored any legistlation or demonstrated leadership to oppose tolls on the I-5 corridor, he has voted against tolls on the 520 in the Puget Sound region. However, the overwhelming contributors to his campaign are strong supporters of tolls and light rail.

Note_3
Judges and legal staff are typically inhibited from taking positions on these issues. Clark County has so far been denied the right to vote on tolls or light rail. Note_3 candidates have a good record of supporting voter and private property rights.

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