Camas mayor unexpectedly steps down from role

CAMAS, Wash. (AP) — The mayor of Camas, Washington, is stepping down after winning the position as a write-in candidate in October 2019. Oregon Public Broadcasting reports former Mayor Barry McDonnell released a statement Tuesday announcing his resignation from the position, effective immediately. He wrote that it became clear to him that the needs of the council, city and community are such that balancing a full-time job and family, while running the day-to-day operations as mayor is not sustainable. McDonnell won the election against incumbent Mayor Shannon Turk after a monthlong write-in campaign.