Washougal voters could nullify mayoral election

WASHOUGAL — Washougal’s current mayor and his challenger are both seeking this November to be mayor of this city of nearly 15,000 people.

But a measure on the same Nov. 5 ballot would also nullify that mayoral election.

The Columbian newspaper says, if passed, Proposition 1 would give administrative oversight to a city manager and the city council would pick a symbolic mayor from their ranks.

Mayor Sean Guard and his challenger, fire Capt. Earl Scott, have criticized the proposition.

They’re both running for the $24,000 a year job.

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