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Columbian Newspaper Candidate Questionnaire

Columbian Newspaper Candidate Questionnaire

- The Columbian
During election season, The Columbian sends out to some candidates a questionnaire asking about some of the issues they’ll face in elected office. It’s sort of like a take-home test, and we do it to give candidates enough time and space to fully hash out and communicate their ideas.
In the race for Clark County Council District 1, Temple Lentz is the only candidate who bothered to fill it out. Former Democratic state Rep. Jim Moeller, who lost to Lentz in the primary,...

In Our View: Lentz for County Council

In Our View: Lentz for County Council

Challenger to incumbent Stewart offers well-informed, thoughtful views

- The Columbian
Despite being a first-time candidate for office, Democrat Temple Lentz demonstrates the kind of thoughtful and energetic leadership necessary to prepare Clark County for a prosperous future. The Columbian’s Editorial Board recommends that voters support Lentz in the race for Clark County councilor from District 1.
As always, this is merely a recommendation. The contest between Lentz and Republican incumbent Jeanne Stewart provides sharp ideological contrasts that offer something for...

Moeller concedes county council race, endorses Lentz

Moeller concedes county council race, endorses Lentz

Former state legislator says fellow Democrat has 'broad vision for the county'

- The Columbian
Former state Rep. Jim Moeller has conceded the race for Clark County Council District 1 position and endorsed fellow Democrat Temple Lentz in the November general election.
“In every campaign, I have always said, ‘It’s all about us,’ ” Moeller said in a statement. “Temple is one of us, she fights for us and she’s going to be an excellent member of the Clark County Council working on our behalf.”
The most recent count of votes cast in...

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Columbian Endorses Lentz

- The Columbian
The contest for Clark County Council representative from District 1 presents a new opportunity for voters. This marks the first time residents in the district — most of which lies within the city of Vancouver west of Interstate 205 — will select their own councilor. Before implementation of the home rule charter approved by voters in 2014, all members of the board were selected in a countywide vote.
When voters in District 1 look at their ballots, they will find three...

County Council District 1 race: Mutual respect, tensions tangle

County Council District 1 race: Mutual respect, tensions tangle

- The Columbian
Clark County Councilor Jeanne Stewart pushed back against a suggestion that the county wasn’t doing enough to address homelessness during an interview of candidates running for her position by The Columbian Editorial Board.
During the interview, Temple Lentz, one of her Democratic opponents, remarked that the issue of homelessness is treated as a problem facing the city of Vancouver rather than the whole region. She suggested that the county should consider going to the voters with...

Temple Lentz outpacing opponents in fundraising efforts

Temple Lentz outpacing opponents in fundraising efforts

According to most recent filings, she has $21,705 so far

- The Columbian
When Temple Lentz decided to run for Clark County Council’s District 1 position, she planned to run an aggressive overall campaign.
“The way that I’ve been putting it, I will outwork and outraise my opponents,” said Lentz, who works as business director for the Heather DeFord Group at Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty and previously served on the Clark County Board of Freeholders.
Lentz, a Democrat, said she’s been pleasantly surprised by the...

Press Talk: Looking behind the scenes

Press Talk: Looking behind the scenes

- The Columbian
When word first reached me that former State Rep. Jim Moeller was planning to get back into the game, “Godfather III” popped into my mind.
Look, Moeller is about as far away as you can get from a cunning, retired Mafia boss but the line — that line — the one when a tortured Michael Corleone laments his lot in life and growls…
“Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.”
But Moeller was quick to correct me. There was no...

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Temple Lentz Endorsed by Young Democrats of Clark County

- The Columbian
The 2018 primary election is a mere 55 days away. As such we can expect the list of endorsements from local groups to steadily trickle in. Among the first to publish a formal list of candidates they support are the Young Democrats of Clark County. None of their endorsements should come as a surprise as most races boast a single Democratic candidate. The 3rd Congressional race, however, offers three Democrats up to run against incumbent Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground.
The YDCC...

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Temple Lentz Announces Candidacy for County Council

- The Columbian
A second Democrat has announced that she will pursue the Clark County Council seat currently held by Republican Jeanne Stewart.
Temple Lentz, a former Clark County freeholder, has announced that she’s running for the District 1 council seat, which represents a large portion of Vancouver. Former Democratic state Rep. Jim Moeller is also running for the seat. Stewart has not indicated if she will run. Candidates will need to file for office next week.
Lentz , 42, currently works...

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Temple Lentz represents Clark County Commission on Aging in Forum on Local Transportation Issues

- The Columbian
Local officials shared their concerns regarding proposed tolling on the Oregon side of Interstate 5, along with thoughts on a host of other topics, as part of a wide-ranging forum on regional transportation issues hosted by the League of Women Voters on Sunday afternoon.
Matt Ransom, the forum moderator and executive director of the state Regional Transportation Council, noted that Washington has built about 20 bridges paid for through tolling in recent history, with a handful of projects...