Wellington Police notes: Monday, November 23, 2015â€¢11:10 a.m. Travis A. Vannoy, 23, Tonkawa, Okla. was issued a notice to appear for illegal registration/expired and no proof of insurance.â€¢2:10 p.m. Officers took a report of found bicycle in the 700 block N. Elm, Wellington.â€¢5:03 p.m. Officers took a report of a dog at large in the 900 block E. 9tu, Wellington.â€¢7:59 p.m. Non-Injury, hit and run accident in the 600 block N. C, Wellington involving an unknown vehicle and a parked and unoccupied vehicle owned by Michael L. Mills, Wellington.
Perennial candidate Martin Hash has returned to the local political scene. Hash announced this week he’s running for the 3rd Congressional District seat as a Democrat. He joins a race with three other Democrats — Dorothy Gasque, Carolyn Long and David McDevitt — and three Republicans, including incumbent Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler and newcomer Micheal Cortney.Hash is running on a simple platform: “No Tolls.”Hash had not previously indicated he was running for the 3rd Congressional District but was the first to file for the position Monday when filing week officially began. He’s run for the 17th Legislative District off and on since 2008. His most recent run was in 2016 where he received nearly 37 percent of the vote against Rep. Paul Harris, R-Vancouver.“I’ve been running for various state offices for a decade trying to get a feel for what’s going on. Mostly it’s a popularity contest,” Hash said in a video on his campaign website. “Frankly I don’t care if you like me; that’s not the job. The job is to make sure the maximum number of people in our congressional district get as much opportunity as possible.”Hash declined to answer questions provided by The Columbian, instead offering his voter’s pamphlet information.He cites his professional background as a doctor, attorney, U.S. patent agent, certified public accountant and professional engineer, as well as his history as founder of Hash Inc., a computer animation software company.“Political values require an ideological foundation: mine is ‘Most Opportunity to Most People,’ which puts me right in the center of the Liberty spectrum, where most of us are,” Hash wrote in the pamphlet. “There is no one more competent nor more prepared to provide intellectual leadership for our community, our state, and our country than me; I am dedicated, incorruptible, and honest.”