Local legislative candidates share ideas not insults at forum

first_imgTen candidates in five contested Clark County legislative races fielded questions on the economy, education, health care and transportation for nearly two hours Tuesday — and scarcely a snarky comment was heard.The forum, sponsored by the Neighborhood Association Council of Clark County and the Vancouver Neighborhood Alliance, was an oasis of civility and substantive discussion in what has become an angry, partisan campaign season. Not that the candidates agreed. They did not, especially on whether tolls and light rail should be part of the Columbia River Crossing. But they disagreed respectfully.Taking part in the forum at the Clark Public Utilities Community Room were 49th District candidates Bill Cismar, a Republican, Rep. Jim Jacks, a Democrat, Craig Riley, a Republican, and Rep. Jim Moeller, a Democrat.Also, 17th District candidates Republican Brian Peck and Democratic Rep. Tim Probst, and Democrat Monica Stonier and Republican Paul Harris. The 18th District candidates are Republican Ann Rivers and Democrat Dennis Kampe.last_img

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