Building Industry Group PAC announces 2023 general election endorsements

VANCOUVER, Wash, October 3, 2023– The Building Industry Group (BIG), a non-partisan political action committee (PAC) associated with Building Industry Association (BIA) of Clark County, announces endorsements for the upcoming general election on November 7, 2023.

“In each general election cycle, the BIG PAC engages in discussions with Clark County candidates to establish strong connections and identify those whose positions align most closely with the building industry’s priorities and our community’s housing affordability concerns,” explained Eric Golemo, BIG PAC Vice Chair. “These interactions go beyond interviews; they represent an open exchange of insights and foster a deeper understanding of one another’s work and objectives.”

BIG PAC has deemed the candidates listed below as knowledgeable regarding construction and building industry issues in broader terms. More specifically, endorsements were given to candidates who have demonstrated or expressed a desire for better policy choices to address housing affordability and attainability at the state and local levels.

General election endorsements:

City of Battleground Council Position No. 7
Eric Joe Overholser

City of Battleground Council Position No. 2
Shane A. Bowman

City of Camas Mayor
Steven C. Hogan

City of La Center Position No. 4
Myrna Leija

City of La Center Position No. 5
Elizabeth M. Cerveny

City of Ridgefield Council Position No. 3
Lee E. Wells

City of Washougal Council Position No. 1 (Mayor)
David Stuebe

Port of Vancouver Commissioner, District No. 1
Russell E. Brent

BIG PAC’s selection process began with a candidate questionnaire followed by in-person interviews. Each election cycle brings new information including voting records which are used to determine endorsements. For more information on BIG PAC’s endorsement process, email


The Building Industry Group (PAC), a non-partisan Political Action Committee of the BIA supports pro-business candidates through monetary and in-kind contributions, campaign advisement, and voter education.

The Building Industry Association (BIA) of Clark County is a nonprofit trade association representing the interests of all businesses involved with real estate, land development, homebuilding, and construction.

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