Removing Port of Vancouver campaign finance loophole

 Aerial view of the Port of Vancouver, WA.

Aerial view of the Port of Vancouver, WA.

I am proud of the way that our community has become active in shaping our economic future.  Our recent efforts to stop the transition of our Port into the largest oil transfer terminal on the west coast and to seek economic development that fits our region is a success.   In 2017, a loophole in our campaign finance laws allowed over $1 million to flow into our local port race. I sponsored a bill that would ensure that all ports follow the same campaign finance laws as other elected bodies. I look forward to its passage in 2019.