Vancouver City Council incumbent faces young challenger

first_imgView a transcript of the live chat between Vancouver City Council candidates Larry Smith and Cory Barnes held on Oct. 25 at 5 p.m. on BarnesAge: 24.Background: Store manager, Sutinen Consulting Inc. Republican campaign volunteer; 2008 and 2010 GOP convention delegate, served as county representative on state GOP Platform Committee in 2008 and served on county GOP Platform Committee in 2010. Active member in local “We the People” and “Campaign for Liberty.”Funds Raised: $5,595.Major Endorsements: Rep. Paul Harris; David Madore, U.S. Digital CEO; Michael Delavar and Jon Russell, Washougal city councilors.Website: Larry Smith.Age: 69.Background: Retired. Vancouver city councilor since 2003 and mayor pro tem from 2010 to present. Former director of Vancouver-Clark Parks and Recreation; former Vancouver assistant city attorney; former real estate broker. Serves on C-Tran board; 40et8, Voiture 99 Military Society; statewide Association of Washington Cities Transportation and Infrastructure Committee; Rotary International.Funds Raised: $18,644.Major Endorsements: Building Industry Association of Clark County; Clark County Realtors Association; Central Labor Roundtable; Sierra Club; SW Washington State Electricians PAC No. 48; county commissioners Marc Boldt and Steve Stuart, state Reps. Ann Rivers, Jim Moeller, Sharon Wylie and Tim Probst; state Sen. Craig Pridemore; and Mayor Tim Leavitt.Website: Barnes said he’s here to put Vancouver City Councilor Larry Smith on trial.Barnes, a political newcomer, faces an uphill battle for Position 5 against Smith, who has been on the city council since 2003 and also serves as mayor pro tem.last_img