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Hansen, Jenkins will face off for city council seat

Combined, they garner about 90% of votes cast

- The Columbian
Vancouver City Councilor Bart Hansen and opponent John Jenkins easily advanced to the Nov. 2 general election, defeating third candidate Jack King O’Neal III.
With 17,566 votes counted in Tuesday’s primary election, Hansen had nearly 49 percent and Jenkins had 41 percent. King O’Neal received 9 percent of the votes.
Hansen, 35, was appointed to fill the seat vacated by Mayor Tim Leavitt in January, and has since been a stout opponent to cutting police and...

City council race is contest of familiar faces

Hansen, Jenkins have honed their opinions on several issues

- The Columbian
Bart Hansen and John Jenkins have been opponents in a Vancouver City Council primary before, and not long ago.
When Councilor Pat Jollota announced her retirement last year, both the men put their names in to replace her. Both failed to garner votes to make it to the general election, and Councilor Jack Burkman ultimately took that spot.
Both tried again, asking the council to appoint them to Mayor Tim Leavitt’s vacated seat. That time, Hansen got the job, in a 4-2...


In our view: Hansen, Jenkins for Vancouver City Council

Vancouver City Council race contested in Aug. 17 primary

- The Columbian
Bart Hansen is an incumbent … of sorts. In late January, he was appointed to fill the vacancy created on the Vancouver City Council when voters elevated Tim Leavitt from councilor to replace long-time Mayor Royce Pollard. So Hansen has about six months on the job, after emerging from a process that included 15 other applicants.
Voters have a chance this year to retain Hansen, who faces two challengers in the Aug. 17 primary (ballots will be mailed July 28). The top two...

Cutting Vancouver's safety net?

City’s budget woes mean police, firefighters must be axed, officials say

- The Columbian
Vancouver's budget crisis has reached the point that city officials and politicians are using words like “least worst,” or “a mess” to describe finances, and talk about finding solutions that are “the most palatable.”
And no matter how they stack it, “most palatable” is a bitter pill to swallow.
A preliminary budget released last week shows Vancouver will eliminate 105 jobs by Dec. 31. Job cuts that include, for the first...

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Former Mayor Royce Pollard Endorses Bart Hansen

- Bart Hansen Campaign
Vancouver, WA. – Bart Hansen announced today that Royce Pollard, former Mayor of America's Vancouver is supporting his election to City Council. Hansen was appointed in January to an open seat on the Council, and now seeks election in November 2010 to retain the seat.
"I’m honored to receive Royce Pollards endorsement. Royce is this year's recipient of Clark County First Citizen Award, giving him well deserved recognition for his many contributions to our community. ...

Mayor Leavitt Endorses Bart Hansen for City Council

- Bart Hansen Campaign
Vancouver, WA. – Mayor Timothy D. Leavitt announces his endorsement of Bart Hansen for Vancouver City Council. Hansen was appointed in January to an open seat on the Council, and now seeks election in November 2010 to retain the seat.
"Bart has demonstrated to me the important ability to listen and make thoughtful, rational and timely decisions about city issues. He is a strong advocate for families and safety, and will be a fine councilmember for our citizens", Mayor...

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