School Board And Port Offices Sought After In Hood River County Vote
Contested seats for the Hood River County School District and Port of Hood River boards will be a part of the May 21 election. Position 1 on the Hood River school board will have a three-way race with current board chair Chrissy Reitz challenged by Stephen Shwiff and Loran Ayles. School board incumbents Corinda Hankins-Elliott, Tom Scully, and Brandi Sheppard on unopposed. The race for position 4 on the Port of Hood River Commission will include Kristi Chapman and Michael Fox, as incumbent Brian Shortt is not seeking re-election. Hoby Streich is unopposed to retain position 5. There are six candidates for three seats on the Hood River Valley Parks and Recreation District board, including incumbents Art Carroll, Mike McCarthy, and Glenna Mahurin along with Peter Cornelison, Suzanne Cross, and Jeff Hunter. There are three Port of Cascade Locks Commission seats up for election, and all are contested. Current position 1 seat holder John Stipan is opposed by Aushwol Westley, position 2 incumbent Brad Lorang faces Hallie Ballou, and Dean Bump looks to retain position 3 against David Lipps.