The regular meeting of the 17th Legislative District was held on Mon Mar 24, 2014. First State Representative Monica Stonier thrilled the capacity crowd with tales of her entry in politics, the recent legislative session, and a look forward. She pointed out how much she is able to accomplish, how happy she is doing so, and that she's delighted to run again this year.
The next portion was devoted to a forum featured discussion from 3 of the 4 candidates for appointment to the County Commissioner seat being vacated by Steve Stuart. Craig Pridemore, Kelly Love Parker, and Temple Lentz were on the scene. Ed Barnes was tied up doing union business. Kelly and Temple said Craig was the best suited for the job. Craig described his experience; finance manager, County Commissioner. All of which deftly demonstrates his ability to "hit the ground running". He is naturally the best for the job, as was pointed out by Temple and Kelly.
Kelly has a lot of experience as Brian Baird's District Manager and as President of the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce that lend well to the commissioner job. Temple continues to not plan to run for election in November which breaks down the prevalent strategy.