Alishia Topper

Candidate for: State House – 49th Legislative District – Position 2.
Campaign website:  www. Age: Estimated late 30s.

Summary Analysis: Pending.  Alishia Topper has a 58% composite score.  See details about score in the composite score matrix.

Campaign manager and team: Apparently self-run with volunteers

Alisha Topper
Alishia Topper

Education – higher: WSU degrees in Psychology and Foreign Languages and Literature; Portland State University, Masters of Public Administration.

Relevant work experience: Director of Strategic Partnerships for Vancouver Public Schools, experience as Vancouver City Council member since 2014.

Organizations and community involvement: Council for the Homeless, SW WA Clean Air Agency, Lodging Tax Advisory Committee, Columbia Credit Union Board of Directors, Vancouver Downtown Association, Vancouver USA Regional Sports Commission, Columbia Springs Environmental Education Center.

Donation analysis: Pending. Alicia Topper’s donations are adequate for this race and come from a range of political action committees, unions, banks, other businesses, casino interests, political action committees and individuals.  In addition, an independent PAC spent nearly $30,000 on her behalf in the primary campaign.  A technical violation by the PAC resulted in a complaint to the Public Disclosure Commission which issued a warning letter to the PAC.  The pattern of contributions indicate a belief the candidate will support the existing system of spending, continued government growth, and likely tax increases to support it.  How to review donations.

Time in area: Grew up in SW Washington, lived in 49th LD for past decade.

Background for candidate: The following links have been chosen as they contain background information readers may find useful.

Candidate’s Campaign website campaign website
Candidate’s Facebook page Facebook
Candidate’s Twitter page Twitter
Profile Vancouver City Council


Original analysis: 10-6-16.  Updated: None.


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