Boldt Madore face off for county seat

first_imgParty: Republican.Residence: Hockinson.Age: 58.Campaign website: endorsements: Building Industry Association of Clark County, Clark County Association of Realtors, U.S. Rep. Jamie Herrera Beutler, State Sen. Ann Rivers and Vancouver Mayor Tim Leavitt.Campaign finances: $73,612, none of his own money.Party: Republican.Residence: Vancouver.Age: 61.Campaign website: endorsements: Clark County Republican Party, Clark County Republican Women, Vancouver City Councilor Bill Turlay, Washougal City Councilor Connie Jo Freeman.Campaign finances: $268,876, $255,000 of which is his own money.To read the transcript of the recent online chat with Marc Boldt and David Madore, click hereClark County Commissioner Marc Boldt, a Republican seeking his third four-year term, has won endorsements from two of the county’s largest trade organizations, mayors from all of the cities in the county and other elected officials including U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Camas, and State Sen. Ann Rivers, R-La Center.Challenger David Madore’s biggest endorsement comes from the Clark County Republican Party.The all-Republican matchup to represent District 2 makes for one of the most memorable local races in recent memory for two reasons. Madore, a businessman and outspoken critic of the Columbia River Crossing, has contributed a quarter-million of his own dollars to his campaign. The race has caused friction within the Republican party, with two members of the party’s executive board resigning over the way Boldt was disciplined for voting with Steve Stuart, the Democrat on the three-commissioner board.Stuart was re-elected in 2010. Commissioner Tom Mielke’s challenger is Democrat Joe Tanner.Boldt has acknowledged that he has become more of a moderate since his days as a five-term state representative from the 17th District, and his response to falling out of favor with party leaders was, “I think there’s a difference between being elected by the party and governing for everybody.”last_img read more