Bart Hansen: City Council #4, Vancouver
Bart Hansen is the incumbent in this race and has been previously endorsed by the Sierra Club.
Bart has a solid awareness of the issues. He is dedicated to alternative transportation (he bikes or buses to work every workday). He serves on the board of C-tran and is supportive of the proposition on the ballot to fund C-Tran. Councilman Hansen is knowledgeable about energy issues—his second job is with Clark Public Utilities. He has been committed to assuring that the biomass plant proposal that was under consideration for construction in Vancouver be subject to comprehensive environmental scrutiny. He is also aware of the issues surrounding existing soil contamination and its impact on how we access the aquifer.
Bart's opponent has not previously run for office but has worked in the forefront of the no-tolls effort that we have seen in Clark county over the past few years.
Bart volunteers with youth football, t-ball, and basketball. He serves on the Children's Justice Board and the Elder Justice Board and is also a member of the Vancouver Rotary and a graduate of LeadershipClarkCounty.