Council chair candidate Stanley a newcomer to politics

Local bans have kept two of three pot shops she owns from opening

  • Christy Stanley is running for the county council chair position

Christy Stanley, a cannabis entrepreneur who lives just outside of Battle Ground, is the second Democrat to enter the race for Clark County Council chair.

Stanley officially filed to run for the position on May 18, the last day of filing week. She joins fellow Democrat Eric Holt and Republican County Councilor Eileen Quiring in challenging current County Council Chair Marc Boldt, who is unaffiliated with a party.

Stanley, 54, has owned a recreational marijuana shop in Kitsap County for about a year and a half that employs about 10 people.

She also owns a store in University Place in Pierce County and another just outside of Battle Ground in unincorporated Clark County.

However, she hasn’t been able to open either of those stores because of local bans on recreational marijuana businesses. Stanley has been outspoken in asking the Clark County…

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