2016 Election Guide

Douglas County Commission | District 2

Douglas County voters to choose between incumbent, newcomer Read the full report | Click here

After almost eight years in office, Douglas County Commissioner Dale Snyder says the county’s financial situation has never looked better. “If it has, somebody would have to go back a long ways in history” to find it, he said, pointing to the last three years of budgets balanced without dipping into reserves, and the current projected $8 million year-end cash reserve that will be carried over. Kyle Steinburg, who is running against him, says it appears to him that the county cut and sold its way into financial security. He thinks the county should be working to spur new growth and housing, and create jobs for its citizens, which, he said, would bring in more revenue. “They’ve had opportunities to work with developers and Realtors, and they haven’t done it,” he said.

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About This Race

General Election | Q&A: Kyle Steinburg and Dale Snyder 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 2

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 2.

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Primary Election | Steinburg, Fonville challenge Snyder in Douglas commission race

Voters in District 2 will choose between three Douglas County Commission candidates on the primary election ballot, which must be returned in a dropbox or by mail no later than Aug. 2.

Incumbent commissioner Dale Snyder, a Republican who has served for eight years, is facing challenges from East Wenatchee’s Ag Grower Sales produce broker and Libertarian Jason Fonville, and Wenatchee Body Shop owner and Republican Kyle Steinburg.

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