2016 Election Guide

Chelan County Commission | District 1

It’s cop versus cop for Chelan County Commission District 1  Read the full report | Click here

Two men with long careers in law-enforcement management are vying to fill the Chelan County Commission’s District 1 spot vacated by Ron Walter, who’ll retire at year’s end after four terms in office.

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About This Race

General Election | Q&A: Randy Harrison and Kevin Overbay

  • What is a county commissioner’s core responsibility to his/her constituents and to the future of the county? Why?
  • Both you and your opponent are soon-to-retire after many years in law enforcement and law-enforcement management. How would your experience/skills as police officers best serve you as a Chelan County commissioner?
  • About 80 percent of Chelan County lands are state, county or federally owned and, as such, are tax exempt. Having whet its appetite on Olds Station, the city of Wenatchee is intent on continuing to annex county lands into city limits. This will result in more reductions in property tax revenue for the county. What must the county do, moving forward, to maintain vital services as property-tax revenue declines and public works funding from the state remains uncertain?

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

  • What are the county's two biggest challenges going forward and what is the best way to address them?
  • Why are you best-suited to help address these challenges?
  • Name a person, book or movie that inspires you and why.

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Primary Election | KOHO Candidate forum | Chelan 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 Chelan County Commission, Position 1. 
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Primary Election | Four vie for vacancy on Chelan County Commission | By Christine Pratt, World staff writer

All favor the Republican Party. Their top issues include creating conditions for small business to thrive, continuing fiscally conservative budgeting efforts, and urging counties, cities, chambers and port districts to work together to resolve the Wenatchee Valley’s shortage of affordable housing.

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