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November 4, 2014 General and Special Election

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Ballot measures and candidates appearing on the November 4, 2014 General and Special Election ballot.


State Measures

Initiatives to the People
Initiative Measure No. 1351
Initiative Measure No. 1351 concerns K-12 education. This measure would direct the legislature to allocate funds to reduce class sizes and increase staffing support for students in all K-12 grades, with additional class-size reductions and staffing increases in high-poverty schools.

Should this measure be enacted into law?

 

Initiatives to the Legislature
Initiative Measure No. 591
Initiative Measure No. 591 concerns firearms. This measure would prohibit government agencies from confiscating guns or other firearms from citizens without due process, or from requiring background checks on firearm recipients unless a uniform national standard is required.

Should this measure be enacted into law?

 

Initiative Measure No. 594
Initiative Measure No. 594 concerns background checks for firearm sales and transfers. This measure would apply currently used criminal and public safety background checks by licensed dealers to all firearm sales and transfers, including gun show and online sales, with specific exceptions.

Should this measure be enacted into law?

 

Advisory Votes

Advisory Vote No. 8
Senate Bill 6505
The legislature eliminated, without a vote of the people, agricultural excise tax preferences for various aspects of the marijuana industry, costing an estimated $24,903,000 in the first ten years, for government spending. This tax increase should be:

Repealed
Maintained

 

Advisory Vote No. 9
Engrossed Substitute House Bill 1287
The legislature imposed, without a vote of the people, the leasehold excise tax on certain leasehold interests in tribal property, costing an estimated $1,298,000 in the first ten years, for government spending. This tax increase should be:

Repealed
Maintained

 

County Measure

Clark County Home Rule Charter
Proposition No. 1
Proposition No. 1 proposes a Home Rule Charter government for Clark County. This Charter would replace the 3-member Board of Commissioners with a 5-member Council. The Charter would also transfer supervisory authority over county employees, except employees of other elected officials, to an appointed County Manager. Council would be elected by district, except the Chairperson who would be elected at-large. Voters would have the powers of initiative and referendum as provided by law.

Should the Home Rule Charter be approved?

Yes
No

 

County Advisory Vote

Advisory Vote # 1
Toll-Free East County
Bridge Advisory Vote

The Clark County Board of Commissioners submits to the voters of the County, for their approval or rejection, Resolution 2014-07-27 which supports a proposed toll-free East County Bridge and a community embraced projects policy.

Shall the voters approve proposed Resolution 2014-07-27 for a toll-free East County Bridge?

Yes
No

READ: Each candidate for partisan office may state a political party that he or she prefers. A candidate’s preference does not imply that the candidate is nominated or endorsed by the party, or that the party approves of or associates with that candidate.

Federal Partisan Office

US Representative,
3rd Congressional District
Jaime Herrera Beutler Prefers Republican Party
Bob Dingethal Prefers Democratic Party
   
State Legislative Partisan Offices
State Representative
14th Legislative District, Position No. 1
Norm Johnson Prefers Republican Party
Michael S. Brumback States No Party Preference
   
State Representative,
14th Legislative District, Position No. 2
Gina R. McCabe Prefers Republican Party
Paul George Prefers Democratic Party
   
State Representative,
17th Legislative District, Position No. 1
Lynda Wilson Prefers Republican Party
Monica Stonier Prefers Democratic Party
   
State Representative,
17th Legislative District, Position No. 2
Paul Harris Prefers Republican Party
Richard McCluskey Prefers Democratic Party
   
State Representative,
18th Legislative District, Position No. 1
Mike Briggs Prefers Democratic Party
Brandon Vick Prefers Republican Party
   
State Representative,
18th Legislative District, Position No. 2
Liz Pike Prefers Republican Party
Maureen Winningham Prefers Democratic Party
   
State Representative,
20th Legislative District, Position No. 1
Richard DeBolt Prefers G.O.P. Party
Michael Savoca States No Party Preference
   
State Representative,
20th Legislative District, Position No. 2
Ed Orcutt Prefers Republican Party
John Morgan Prefers Republican Party
   
State Representative,
49th Legislative District, Position No. 1
Sharon Wylie Prefers Democratic Party
Anson Service Prefers Republican Party
   
State Representative,
49th Legislative District, Position No. 2
Jim Moeller Prefers Democratic Party
Lisa Ross Prefers Republican Party
   
County Partisan Offices
Clark County Assessor
Peter Van Nortwick Prefers Republican Party
Darren S. Wertz States No Party Preference
   
Clark County Auditor
Greg Kimsey Prefers Republican Party
   
Clark County Clerk
Scott G. Weber Prefers Republican Party
Deanna Pauli-Hammond Prefers Democratic Party
   
Clark County Commissioner District No. 3
Craig Pridemore Prefers Democratic Party
Jeanne E. Stewart Prefers Republican Party
   
Clark County Prosecuting Attorney
Tony Golick Prefers Democratic Party
Josie Townsend Prefers Republican Party
   
Clark County Sheriff
Chuck E. Atkins Prefers Republican Party
Shane Gardner States No Party Preference
   
Clark County Treasurer
Doug Lasher Prefers Democratic Party
Lauren Colas Prefers Republican Party

State Supreme Court Nonpartisan Offices

State Supreme Court
Justice – Position No. 1
Two Year Unexpired Term

Mary Yu

State Supreme Court
Justice – Position No. 3

Mary E. Fairhust

State Supreme Court
Justice – Position No. 4

Eddie Yoon
Charles W. Johnson

State Supreme Court
Justice – Position No. 7

Debra L. Stephens
John (Zamboni) Scannell

State Court Of Appeals Nonpartisan Office

State Court of Appeals
Division 2, District 3
Judge – Position No. 1

Rich Melnick

State Superior Court Nonpartisan Office

State Superior Court
Judge – Department No. 5
Two Year Unexpired Term

Bernard F. Veljacic
Robert Vukanovich

County District Court Nonpartisan Offices

District Court
Judge – Position No. 1

Vernon L. Schreiber

District Court
Judge – Position No. 2

James P. Swanger

District Court
Judge – Position No. 3

Darvin J. Zimmerman

District Court
Judge – Position No. 4

Sonya Langsdorf

District Court
Judge – Position No. 5

Kelli E. Osler

District Court
Judge – Position No. 6

John P. Hagensen

Local Nonpartisan Office

Public Utility District No. 1 of Clark County,
Commissioner, District No. 3

Jane Van Dyke
Byron Hanke


Local measures

City of Washougal
Proposition No. 5
Replacement Levy for Fire and Emergency Medical Services

The City Council of the City of Washougal adopted Resolution 1092 concerning renewing an increase in Washougal’s regular property tax levy for fire and emergency medical services.

To fund fire and emergency medical services, this proposition authorizes an increase in the City of Washougal’s regular tax levy for collection in 2015 of ten cents ($0.10) per $1,000 of assessed valuation. If this proposition is approved the City’s total 2015 regular levy rate will not exceed $2.85 per $1,000 of assessed valuation. Levy amounts in the five years following 2015 will be limited as provided under RCW chapter 84.55.

Should this proposition be approved?

Yes
No


City of Washougal
Proposition No. 6
Levy for Public Safety Services

The City Council of the City of Washougal adopted Resolution 1093 concerning an increase in Washougal’s regular property tax levy for public safety services.

To fund public safety services, this proposition authorizes an increase in the City of Washougal’s regular tax levy for collection in 2015 of ten cents ($0.10) per $1,000 of assessed valuation. If this proposition is approved the City’s total 2015 regular levy rate will not exceed $2.85 per $1,000 of assessed valuation. Levy amounts in the five years following 2015 will be limited as provided under RCW chapter 84.55.

Should this proposition be approved?

Yes
No


Mount Pleasant School
District No. 29-93
Proposition No. 1
Maintenance and Operations Levy

The Board of Directors of Mount Pleasant School District No. 29-93 approved a proposition for educational levies. This proposition provides for the support of educational programs, facilities, maintenance and operations by authorizing the levy of the following excess taxes on all taxable property within the District, as specified in District Resolution No. 2014-2015-2.

 
Approximate Levy
 
Collection Years
Rate per $1,000 Assessed Value
Levy Amount
2015
$3.85
$155,000
2016
$3.78
$155,000

Should this levy be approved?

Yes
No


East County Fire & Rescue
Proposition No. 1

East County Fire & Rescue Proposition
Authorizing Continuing EMS Levy

The Board of Fire Commissioners of East County Fire & Rescue adopted Resolution 180-07012014 concerning a proposition to continue its emergency medical services property tax levy.

Will East County Fire & Rescue be authorized to continue to fund emergency medical services for its citizens by imposing a regular property tax levy of $.35 or less per $1,000.00 of assessed valuation for a period of six consecutive years to be collected beginning in 2015?

Yes
No

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Freeholder FAQ

What is a freeholder?
A freeholder is a Clark County resident who is elected to a non-paid, temporary, nonpartisan office. Fifteen freeholders together will draft a home rule charter proposing changes in how county government is structured.

The 15-person Board of Freeholders will submit its draft home rule charter to the public by the end of 2014. A draft could be on a 2014 or 2015 ballot.

What is a freeholder’s term of office?
Freeholders chosen in the Nov. 5 general election will take office Nov. 27, 2013 and leave office Dec. 31, 2014, or when they submit a proposed charter for public vote, whichever is earlier.

How will the Board of Freeholders be structured?
Five freeholders will be elected from each of the county’s three commissioner districts. Voters will choose freeholders for the commissioner district in which they live. To find your district, view commissioner districts map (PDF).

The freeholder who receives the greatest number of votes among all 15 candidates will be the board chair, at least initially.

What are a freeholder’s qualifications?
To be a freeholder candidate, a person must be a registered voter in Clark County and have lived in the county for five years preceding the Nov. 5 election.

Will Board of Freeholders meetings be open to the public?
Yes. The meetings are subject to the state’s Open Public Meetings Act.

What types of changes can freeholders propose in a charter?
They can customize county governance in accordance with local needs and interests. For example, they could propose that the three-member Board of County Commissioners increase to five members or that the appointed position of county administrator become an elected position. A charter could give initiative and referendum powers to citizens, fix term limits or make some elective offices nonpartisan.

The changes are limited. Freeholders cannot set taxes or affect the courts, law enforcement or state laws such as the Growth Management Act.

What is required to approve a proposed charter?
A simple majority of voters is required to pass a draft charter. If approved, the new county government structure must be in place within six months of the election.

Do other Washington counties have home rule charters?
Yes. The counties and years their home rule charters took effect are: King, 1968; Clallam, 1976; Whatcom, 1978; Pierce, 1980; Snohomish, 1980; San Juan, 2005

Has Clark County had a charter on the ballot in the past?
Yes, in November 2002. It was rejected by a margin of 187 votes, 49.89 percent yes to 50.11 percent no.

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Elections supervisor: Cathie Garber
Street address: 1408 Franklin St., Vancouver, Washington  98660
Mailing address: P.O. Box 8815, Vancouver, WA  98666-8815
Phone: (360) 397-2345
Fax: (360) 397-2394
Email: elections@clark.wa.gov
Responsible elected official: Greg Kimsey