Five contend for Harris seat on Vancouver City Council

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first_imgGalina BurleyAge: 37.Occupation: Human services manager, Clackamas County, Ore.Notable endorsements: Former Vancouver Mayor Royce Pollard, former Clark County GOP chairman Mike Gaston, former Democratic Party chairman Dan Ogden.Money raised: $9,486.Website: galinaburley.comFrank DeckerAge: 46.Occupation: Executive supervisor of instructional technology and assessment, Centennial School District, Gresham, Ore.Notable endorsements: Clark County Commissioner David Madore, state Rep. Liz Pike, R-Camas, and State Sen. Don Benton, R-Vancouver.Money raised: $7,139.Website: decker4vancouver.comAdam FoxAge: 29.Occupation: Delivery truck driver, anthropology student at Washington State University Vancouver.Notable endorsements: None listed.Money raised: None.Website: facebook.com/adam.r.councilorJeanne HarrisAge: 57.Occupation: Owner, C3 Consulting.Notable endorsements: None listed.Money raised: None.Website: jeanneharris.comAnne McEnerny-OgleAge: 59.Occupation: Retired math teacher.Notable endorsements: Sharif Burdzik of Riverview Community Bank, Tom Hunt of Hunt Communication, former Clark County Commissioner Betty Sue Morris.Money raised: $8,841.Website: anneogle.comThe most crowded Vancouver City Council race has Jeanne Harris, the senior member of the council, facing four opponents in her bid for a fifth term.She called the clashes among councilors — intensified during talks about the controversial Columbia River Crossing — normal and healthy, but acknowledged that she’s finishing what has been her toughest term.“It’s a tough council to be on,” she said. “It’s very political. You have to be willing to get under the net and throw your elbows.”The 2010 video clip of her yelling at Mayor Tim Leavitt to “gavel down” an anti-CRC speaker who was making derogatory comments to Harris made her a target for CRC opponents, even though other members of the council supported the project.With the plug pulled on the CRC, Harris said, she’s ready to move on to figuring out how to best deliver public services in the face of budget cuts. She said she’s just getting her campaign started.last_img

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