Saturday, May 25, 2024

Brandt Cappell announces candidacy for Chelan County Commissioner

Brandt Cappell
Brandt Cappell

WENATCHEE - Brandt Cappell, a Wenatchee resident and Senior Legislative Assistant to State Rep. Keith Goehner, has announced his candidacy for Chelan County Commissioner, Position 3. Cappell, who is running as a Republican, previously ran for the position and is now seeking to build on his prior bid.

"I know what it takes to be an effective servant to those I represent. Actions in Olympia directly affect our ability to govern in Chelan County. I've spent 13 years navigating the bureaucratic mess of state government. I will work to ensure Chelan County government isn't part of the problem," Cappell stated, emphasizing his experience working alongside two state representatives serving the area.

Cappell's platform focuses on addressing issues related to housing, property rights, taxes, and the growing prevalence of drugs, crime, and homelessness in Chelan County. "One thing that has changed is the prevalence of drugs, crime, and homelessness in Chelan County. It's no longer just a big city problem. We have all been affected by these tragic issues in some way. We can't have people dying on our streets while criminal activity runs rampant," Cappell said.

"This is no part-time endeavor, and I am already in the community listening and learning. I want Chelan County to be where my children choose to live, work, and raise their families. I commit to being open and available to everyone and making informed decisions. The citizens of Chelan County should expect nothing less," Cappell added, expressing his dedication to the future of North Central Washington.

A Wenatchee Valley native, Cappell graduated from Wenatchee High School, attended Wenatchee Valley College, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resource Policy from Washington State University. He is an elected member of the Leadership Team at Columbia Grove Covenant Church and serves on the Wenatchee Okanogan National Forest Recreational Advisory Committee. 

"It was challenging to run during COVID, but I am grateful to all who supported me. I know there are still issues around housing, property rights, and taxes," Cappell said, reflecting on his previous bid for county commissioner.

Brandt Cappell and his wife, Brittney, reside in the North Wenatchee area with their two daughters, Savannah (6) and Cassidy (2), and are expecting their third child. The third district comprises North Wenatchee, Sunnyslope, Entiat, Chelan, and Manson.


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