H-RoC is pleased to announce the following endorsements of women running for local, non-partisan elected positions in Clark County.
- Anne McEnerney-Ogle, Mayor of Vancouver
- Molly Coston, Mayor of Washougal
- Alishia Topper, Vancouver City Council Position 2
- Martha Martin, East County Fire and Rescue Position 4
- Julie Rotz, Camas School District Director District 2
H-RoC endorsements are based upon the following criteria:
- Demonstrated leadership and relationship-building abilities
- Elect-ability in their district
- Record of supporting or demonstrated understanding of economic development principles and impact of public policy decisions
- History of active participation in the community
- Position specific: knowledge and experience in position field, professional network established
Board President, Lisa Schauer stated, “we are extremely excited to see two experienced women running for the top leadership positions in Vancouver and Washougal. We believe the strength of expertise and knowledge demonstrated by all of the candidates we have endorsed signal the strength of our Southwest Washington community.”
Anne McEnerney-Ogle, Mayor of Vancouver
Anne is currently serving as Vancouver Mayor Pro Tem and Councilmember. Anne’s community involvement, her experience and insight within Southwest Washington is extensive. She has served as on the C-Tran Board of Directors, Vancouver Planning Commission, Neighborhood Alliance, Shumway Neighborhood Association, Regional Transportation Council, Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce Public Affairs Committee, Uptown Village Association, Rotary of Clark County, Daybreak Youth Treatment Center, Clark County Historical Society, Vancouver’s Neighbors on Watch (Police) and Fire Corps, Our Lady of Lourdes parishioner, 20 years with Boy Scouts.
Molly Coston, Mayor of Washougal
Molly Coston is currently running for Mayor of Washougal. Molly is a former City of Washougal Councilmember and Mayor Pro Tem, she has served on numerous boards and committee’s including SW Washington Regional Transportation Council, Rotary Club of Camas-Washougal, League of Women Voters of Clark County and the Columbia Gorge Refuge Stewards.
Alishia Topper, Vancouver City Council, Position 2
Alishia Topper was elected to the Vancouver City Council in November 2013. Alishia is the Deputy Tax Service Manager for the Clark County Treasurer’s Office and is a native of the Pacific-Northwest. She serves on the Columbia Credit Union Board of Directors, Vice President, Vancouver Downtown Association, Columbia Springs Environmental Education Center and Strengthening Neighborhoods Collaborative.
Martha Martin, East County Fire and Rescue Commissioner, Position 4
Martha Martin is a native of Clark County, Washington. She grew up in Washougal and has been serving East County as a Fire and Rescue Commissioner since November 2017. She is actively involved in her community, volunteering her time with several organizations; Camas-Washougal Chamber of Commerce, Clark County Arts Commission, and she is part of the trio of women currently completing the process of placing The Parker’s Landing Heritage site on the Clark County Historical Register.
Julie Rotz, Camas School District Director District 2
Julie Rotz has been a Camas School Board Director since 2009 and is the current Board President. Julie a Brigham Young University grad, works for the HotDocs Corporation as a Senior Consultant and Project Manager. Julie serves on the Community Action Advisory Board (CAAB), is a member of the PTA at her daughter’s school, and serves as a Primary teacher for the youth in her church.
Established in 2011, H-RoC is an independent, non-partisan political action committee specifically created to help support women in elected, appointed office and community leadership positions. H-RoC is an acronym for the Hand that Rocks the Cradle Rules the World, a poem written by William Ross Wallace. The poem pays tribute to the strength of women in society. H-RoC is committed to the advancement of women into leadership positions in Southwest Washington. For more information, contact www.h-roc.org Lisa Schauer, Board President, 360-600-8373 or email@example.com.