Joe Tanner campaign kick-off April 10

Former State Senator Joe Tanner, small business owner and the first president of the Columbia River Economic Development Council, has announced a kick-off event for his campaign for County Commissioner, District 1. Tanner is running against incumbent Tom Mielke. The kick-off celebration will take place on Tuesday, April 10, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Mill Creek Pub in Battle Ground, 1710 S.W. 9th Ave., Suite 101. Appetizers will be provided, and local wine and beer are available. Former State Senator Al Bauer and former County Commissioner Betty Sue Morris are among the special invited guests. To RSVP, visit or For more information about the campaign, e-mail