In the lead-up to Washington’s Nov. 6 General Election, The Enterprise interviewed all four candidates running for State House of Representatives Positions 1 and 2 in south-central Washing-ton’s 14th Legislative District.

Whenever you get Republicans and Democrats into a room to talk about politics, it’s bound to be a bit tense right from the start.

The race for Klickitat County Sheriff is an interesting one between Sheriff Bob Songer, a career law man, and political newcomer Doug Charters, a man who believes in citizens policing themselves. The Enterprise was able to sit down with both Songer and Char-ters to get a better sense of who they are and why they are running for the office of Sheriff (4-year term).

In this issue, The Enterprise is introducing voters of the proposed White Salmon Valley Pool Metropolitan Park District to the candidates running for non-partisan Pool District Board of Commissioners Positions 2, 4, and 5.

When you give people time to consider questions and work up their answers, sometimes you will be amazed at how thoughtful and organized people can be. The four challengers for Jaime Herrera Beutler’s seat who responded to The Enterprise’s 3rd Congressional District candidate questionnaire share their thoughts and make their cases for election in their responses to our questions.

Kathy Coffey announced at a news conference in Yakima Monday, March 26, that she will run for Retiring 14th District Republican Norm Johnson’s position in the state legislature.

A group billing itself as White Salmon and Bingen Residents for Keeping Our Tradition of Non-partisan City Council and Mayor is putting on a candidates forum next Monday evening, Oct. 16, at the Klickitat County Pioneer Center.

In this final installment of our conversation with candidates for positions on the White Salmon City Council, the candidates turn their attention to consolidation with Bingen and the subject of philosophy on the role of local government in relation to its citizenry.

The Skyline Hospital property tax levy renewal was passing by a significant margin Tuesday night, according to preliminary Primary Election returns. Official results will be released Thursday evening.

Henkle Middle School saw a flurry of activity this past weekend. An estimated 600-plus Democrats from all over west Klickitat County gathered to caucus Saturday morning, March 26, filling the parking lot to the brim and overflowing on to the grass.

On Saturday, March 26, Washington State and Klickitat County Democrats will caucus in their local precincts to select their candidate for President of the United States. Sign-in begins at 9:30 a.m., and precinct caucusing begins at 10 a.m.

White Salmon voters will find just one contested race before them — the one for mayor — when they open their 2015 General Election ballots later this month. The race pits two-term incumbent David Poucher against City Councilor Bill Werst, who was elected to the council in 2011.

This week The Enterprise turns its attention to the race for Skamania County Public Utility District Commissioner for District No. 3, the utility district’s eastern-most district, which includes the communities of Underwood, Mill A, Willard, Cook, Home Valley, and Carson.

The two-man race for Klickitat County Commissioner District 2 is heading into the home stretch. After going head-to-head as the only candidates in the Primary Election, two-term incumbent David Sauter of Lyle and first-time challenger Michael Richard of High Prairie will go at it one final time in the Nov. 4 General Election.

Voters in Klickitat County will find the race for Klickitat County Public Utility District Commissioner, Dis-trict No. 2, on their Nov. 4 General Election ballots. The candidates for the position are incumbent Dan Gunkel of Goldendale and first-time candidate Sherry Carver of Goldendale.

Klickitat County’s prosecutor and sheriff jointly have asked the Washington State Patrol and the state Attorney General’s office to investigate three citizen complaints against two county elected officials and certain county employees.

The field of candidates for the non-partisan office of Klickitat County West District Court Judge comprises two first-time candidates for the position. Jeff Baker of Trout Lake and Dave Brown of White Salmon are seeking to replace retiring nine-term West District Court Judge Robert (Bob) Weisfield.

Robert L. (Bob) Songer Sr., Republican candidate for Klickitat County Sheriff, has been in law enforcement most of his adult life, save for a period between 1995 and 2000, when he was between jobs.

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