Get to know the candidates for the 3rd Congressional Disrict


Come Nov. 8, Washington’s 3rd Congressional District will have a new representative in Congress for the first time since the 2010 election of Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground.

The race has drawn national news coverage, with Republican Joe Kent, of Yacolt, having earned the endorsement of former President Donald Trump for his “America First” platform and Democratic candidate Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, of Washougal, criticizing Kent as an extremist.

Ahead of the hotly contested race, The Reflector sat down with the candidates for about an hour each, covering life stories, platforms and what they feel voters may misunderstand about them.

‘The stakes are so high’: Marie Gluesenkamp Perez seeks to represent working class

Joe Kent seeks election on ‘America First agenda, that’s what I stand for’