for Our Community!
I’m a lifelong City of Camas resident. I grew up here and graduated from Camas High School. I love this community which is why I made my permanent home here. After graduating from Washington State University - Pullman with a Bachelors degree in Political Science, I returned to Camas to work in the legal community for 14 years before staying at home to raise a family. I met my husband Jim Senescu in 2000, and we’ve been married for 20 years. We’re raising our family here because we love being part of this community. Our son Connor is a sophomore at Discovery High School.
I’ve been a business partner at Camas Gallery along with my mother Marquita Call for the past eight years. Today, I serve as Executive Director of the Camas-Washougal Chamber of Commerce. It’s an honor to serve the businesses in our community and advocate on their behalf. As a proven business leader in this community, I’m ready to lead.
I’m running for Mayor of Camas to help restore the public’s faith in our City’s leadership, bring more living wage jobs to our community, maintain our treasured parks and protect our cherished Camas quality of life. As Mayor, I’m ready to provide strong leadership and honest two-way communication to citizens that many feel has been lacking from City Hall.
As a business owner, wife, mother and community activist, I’m committed to the ideal of reducing burdensome hurdles on local businesses. Our citizens are rightfully demanding tax relief. We must prioritize spending while adequately funding public safety to keep our community safe.
As Mayor, I will never forget that I work for the citizens. I will never support something so unsustainable as a $78 million pool bond that would not only add a horrendous tax burden on our citizens but also have an adverse effect on our City’s financial stability. Other candidates running for Mayor pushed this idea forth in 2019. But citizens in Camas voted overwhelmingly to reject the City Council’s extravagant pool bond proposal by a margin of 90 percent to 10 percent. It’s time for new leadership to serve the citizens of Camas and I’m ready to do it.People want to live where they work. Yes, we need residential housing, but we also need more family wage jobs in our community. During the last decade, we’ve lost thousands of jobs including those from Sharp and UL Laboratories. The workforce at Georgia Pacific paper mill continues to shrink year after year. When businesses leave, they not only take jobs away, but they also increase the tax burden on our residents.
As Mayor, I will provide strong leadership to bring new living wage jobs to our community to improve our City’s economic vitality and reduce the tax burden on our citizens. When people are allowed to work where they live, we reduce traffic and wear and tear on our highways; we enjoy cleaner air and our citizens get to spend more time with their family instead of sitting in traffic in a painful commute. As a proven business leader in this community, I’m ready to lead Camas to a brighter economic future while maintaining the charm that has made Camas famous. Please join with me today and let’s get Camas working again!
In my rare free time, I enjoy continuing our many family traditions, golfing in all types of weather, and spending quality social time with my friends traveling in the Northwest for all that our region has to offer.