2016 Election Guide

Douglas County Commission | District 1

Haley, Sutton seek open seat on Douglas County Commission Read the full report | Click here

When Ken Stanton announced he’ll step down this year after 16 years on the Douglas County Commission, three candidates stepped forward hoping to take his spot on the board. Two of them — Dan Sutton and Pat Haley — earned a spot on the Nov. 8 general election ballot as the top two vote-getters for District 1 in the primary election. And both of them say it’s their experience that makes them more qualified to take over.

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General Election Q&A | Dan Sutton and Pat Haley | Douglas County Commission Read the full Q&A | Click here

  • Do you think Douglas County government is in good financial shape? Please support your answer and tell voters what you would do or have done as county commissioner to ensure its strength.
  • Describe your vision for growth in Douglas County, and discuss whether building regulations such as providing infrastructure can and/or should be relaxed in order to prompt more growth.
  • Both of your campaigns are receiving very different financial support. By looking at the state’s Public Disclosure Commission website, please discuss the contributions that have been made to your campaign, and any observations about contributions made to your opponent’s.

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Primary Election | Candidate Q&A | In their own words

  • What you think are the strengths and weaknesses in Douglas County’s economy, and do you believe any changes are needed?
  • Do you feel Douglas County’s departments do a good job of serving its residents, and are there ways they could do a better job?
  • What should voters know about you and your qualifications to serve as Douglas County commissioner?

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KOHO Candidate forum | Douglas County Commission, District 1

Listen to a candidates forum sponsored by KOHO radio and Central Washington Homebuilders at Pybus Public Market on Thursday, July 14. At the forum: candidates for Douglas County Commission, District 1. 

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Three vie for open Douglas County Commission seat

Three East Wenatchee residents — all Republicans — stepped forward this spring when Ken Stanton announced he was not running for reelection after serving for 16 years as Douglas County commissioner.

Former East Wenatchee City councilman Dennis Hendricks, local restaurant owner Dan Sutton, and former Douglas County Port director Pat Haley all threw their hats in the ring to replace the outgoing commissioner.

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