VIDEO: From LP Manager to City Mayor

Barry McDonnell launched his write-in campaign to be the new mayor of Camas, Washington, just a little over a month ago, but he won more than 50% of the vote, beating incumbent Shannon Turk.

The 41-year-old married father of 4 moved his family to Camas just a few years ago from Colorado. He’s a loss prevention manager in charge of Sephora locations across several states.

McDonnell was largely inspired to try for the political office due to a controversial $78 million bond on the ballot to build a new pool and community center. The measure lost by 90%. Many residents, including McDonnell, felt the public’s voice wasn’t heard at City Hall.

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“This pool bond showed that this specific type of pool is something we do not want,” McDonnell told KOIN 6 News. “We need to figure out what we do want and that is part of what my job will be.” The new mayor credits his yard signs, mailers that stated… KOIN6 News

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