Endorse Russell Brent for Vancouver

Organizational Endorsements

  • Building Industry Assocation of Clark County
    Building Industry Assocation of Clark County
  • Building Industry Group
    Building Industry Group


  • For over 15 years I've worked with Russell in support of his restaurants and other projects. Lately we've worked with Partner's in Careers to teach "Prep Cook Boot Camp". Teaching the basic skills of the kitchen to new citizens and others that need a hand up. Russell absolutely cares about our area and is driven to give his best to every project he creates. He'll take that energy to give his best to the citizens of Vancouver. Vote for Russell Brent, Port of Vancouver.
    Jeffrey Thomas
  • We have been neighbors with Russell for the past 4 years. He is a stand up guy and we believe he will do what he says as the Port Commissioner. Vote for RUSSELL!
    Cyndee Grant
  • Russell Brent is a community member with heart! I've had the privilege of knowing Russell for over 10 years. In that time I've watched him give endlessly to the community. Whether it be through volunteer service, showing up at nonprofit fundraisers, supporting local nonprofits through fundraising, and a great many other ways. Russell Brent is somebody who truly cares about the community and I believe without any doubt that he would do the best possible job as commissioner. He is personally invested in this community and wants to see it thrive. For this and many other reasons Russell Brent has my vote and my endorsement. It is without hesitation that I recommend Russell Brent
    Ian Manheimer
  • Russell has both the business and community experience to move the Port forward in economic development, plus the environmental sensitivity to advocate cleaning up Vancouver Lake!
    Betty Sue Morris
  • With the knowledge and experience that Russell brings from both business , his love of food and community is a perfect fit for the Port of Vancouver!
    Scott sauer
  • I have known Russel for a long time. He is a genuine leader who cares about his community. I trust that he will make decisions based on the facts and he will gather the facts before he makes a decision. He was instrumental in helping Clark College raise money and build a new Culinary program and facility on behalf of our students. I rarely endorse a candidate but feel so strongly about Russel’s candidacy for Port Commissioner that I have chosen to endorse him!
    Bob Knight
  • When Russell was Regional Manager for Who-Songs and El Torito Restaurants I was his Regional Trainer for his Washington and Oregon stores. I found him not only competent in his managerial skills but also compassionate with a willingness to listen to input from both managers and employees to build consensus before making decisions. I have noticed over the years how involved he has become in the community giving freely of his time and talent and his organizational skills. I highly endorse Russell Brent for Port of Vancouver.
    Bob Koches
  • My husband and I lived two blocks from Mill Creek Pub and started frequenting the Pub for our regular date night, for several years. I highly recommend Russell for Vancouver Port Commissioner based on my experience and interaction with him. I firmly believe he has the qualities and skills to be an invaluable asset to the Port. His dedication, and exceptional work ethic will undoubtedly be a necessary contribution. Russell deserves your support and your vote! Myrna Leija
    Myrna Leija (Citizen, La Center City Councilperson)
  • Conozco a Russell Brent hace aproximadamente 15 años trabajé en Mill Creek Pub y pude conocerlo a través de los años en lo laboral y como persona, como un hombre, profesional, serio, humano, servicial, responsable, y pude ver el compromiso que tiene de servir a la comunidad con el interés de poner un granito de arena para que nuestra comunidad sea cada día mejor.
    Jesus Jimenez
  • Russell is a consummate business connector and tirelessly works to bring people together to make everyone as successful as possible in whatever endeavor he is involved in. He has a consistently positive approach and thinks out of the box to get to a path that works. He believes in entrepreneurship, in education, in honest hospitality and business development. He has championed charities and come alongside restaurants to help them be successful. A recent example of this is his involvement in starting the local Prep Cook Bootcamp to help mentor those wanting to enter food service as well as assist restaurants that lack the time to do adequate training of new line cooks. This was innovation, hospitality and economic development all wrapped into an effective package. Russell is consistent, creative and has the business experience and acumen to solve problems and be collaborative. He understands how economic development happens and has the ability to develop relationships quickly. He is a critical thinker and someone who can bring people together.
    Carrie Schulstad
  • Ever since I met Russell Brent in 2001 he has had a focus on how to build a stronger community. Many of us remember his eleven years as owner of Mill Creek Pub, and how he built his entire business model around strengthening nonprofits, being a tireless supporter of education, at all levels, and supporting projects that move our community forward. Russell is gifted in strategic thinking and is supportive of the Ports strategic plan. I know he is excited about the possibilities at Terminal 1, workforce development and economic development. I encourage you to support him with both financial means and your vote.
    Jim West
  • I was glad to learn that Russell Brent was planning to run for Vancouver Port Commissioner. He is exactly the kind of person we need in public office. Russell is an initiator connector, problem solver, and consensus builder. Time and time again I have experienced his boundless energy focused on community needs. This, and his combination of integrity, optimism, andtenacity, make him well suited to represent us in our region.He deserves your support. He already has ours.
    Mike Westby

Individual Endorsements

  • Courtney Givens (Business Owner, Simple Pleasures Events)
  • Cyndee Grant
  • Nelson Holmberg
  • Jesus Jimenez
  • Mike Kelm
  • Bob Knight
  • Bob Koches
  • Myrna Leija (Citizen, La Center City Councilperson)
  • Ian Manheimer
  • John McDonagh (Citizen)
  • Betty Sue Morris
  • Andrew Preinesberger
  • Scott sauer
  • Eric Sawyer
  • Carrie Schulstad (Citizen)
  • Jeffrey Thomas
  • Jim West (Commercial Managing Broker, Jim West Commercial Real Estate)
  • Mike Westby (President, Westby & Associates)
  • Amy Yost

YES! I endorse Russell Brent for Port of Vancouver!

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